Parchment is untanned hide prepared by hand as done since the dawn of mankind.
Named after the ancient city of Pergamum in Asia Minor, when prepared properly it is incredibly durable.
It is a rare, luxurious and precious natural material. A support for writing, illumination, musical notation and making of percussion instruments, closely linked to the history of knowledge and civilisation.
THE FLOWERS IN PARCHMENT IS A VERY RARE SKILL ELABORATED BY Anita Matell * FLORÈS
Anita Matell * FLORÈS has an ongoing collaboration with Ets DUMAS, a family owned historical manufacture labeled Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant.
Their knowledge and handmade parchments of an exceptional quality provides AM* F with the basic material for her botanical research and how to transform the animal world into flowers and plants.
Anita Matell * FLORÈS exposes regularly with the Ets DUMAS at the Salon international du Patrimoine Culturel, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris.
These flowers are unique pieces.
Anita Matell * FLORÈS was introduced to parchment in the atelier of Paolo Carandini Firenze