Parchment is one of the most durable writing materials in the world. The ancient paperlike material was invented more than 2,000 years ago in Turkey but almost went extinct after the Middle Ages. At 92, İsmail Araç is one of the last artisans in the world still making it by hand.
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How A 92-Year-Old Saved The Ancient Craft Of Parchment-Making In Western Turkey | Still Standing