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A Centuries-Old Tanning Tradition, With Pergamena Owner Jesse Meyer

Photo Credit: Michael Isabell

Jesse Meyer traces his family’s history of leather tanning back to Renaissance Europe. He worked in his father’s tannery as a teenager before heading off to study fine art at SUNY New Paltz. He later returned to run the business, introducing new ideas and processes including a method of parchment making from animal skins that dates back thousands of years.

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