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Investigations by Dutch book historian Erik Kwakkel into the art of creative parchment repair in the Dark and Middle Ages by scribes who – in order to deal with blemishes in the costly cow and sheepskin membranes they worked on – used cheeky doodles and imaginative embroidery to incorporate them into the texts in a style similar to the Japanese restoration art of kintsugi.

MORE: The Skinny On Bad Parchment (Erik Kwakel, Medieval Books)

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