Handmade parchment and fine leather for generations…
Producing North America’s premier parchments, leathers, and applications takes practice, and Pergamena is well qualified. Our family has been working with animal skins for 15 generations. At Pergamena, we blend ancient methods with modern innovations to produce the best quality products on the market.
Our parchment is meticulously handmade by our small team of craftspeople using carefully researched ancient methods and our own modern ingenuity. As a raw material, our parchment has endless potential. And we offer our own line of elegant, functional designs to bring the incomparable beauty of parchment to your home.
For fifteen generations, Richard E. Meyer & Sons, the parent company to Pergamena, has been carrying on the tradition of manufacturing fine quality specialty leathers. Our wonderfully supple, vegetable-tanned calf or goat skins are ideal for book binding. Available in an array of gorgeous colors.
From high-character calfskin to clean white or cream goat, Sigunik Studio offers stunning custom parchment applications for furniture, decorative elements, or interior installations. Made exclusively with Pergamena parchment, our commissioned pieces are sized to order and can be dyed to match any design palette.
Throughout history, making leather and parchment have always been some of the more loathsome and filthy professions performed by man. Today, it's nice to know that we still rank high on that list. Thanks to the magic of TV and our feature on the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, people across the country have been able to see what our profession is like without actually having to be here.
These hand-bound journals are made from unique pieces of Richard E. Meyer and Sons leather. Each one is sewn with a Coptic-style binding, complete with hand folded, acid free sketch paper and hand-carved nutshell buttons. Available in various colors and sizes, these journals are great for architectural sketching, keeping a diary, or just messing around with.