oleh Anwar Hidayat
The study was conducted to find out the development opportunity in parchment materials. Parchments are skin/hide used to make puppets. Until now, innovation and development on parchments material are stuck on carving technique. Therefore, it needs practical experiments using simple domestic tools to find the opportunities in the future development. The experiments were divided into 4 categories; physical experiment, non-physical experiment, folding experiment, and joint experiment. In physical experiment, parchments were burned, grilled, tore, cut, engraved, iron heated, evaporated, and folded. Whereas in non-physical experiments, parchments were cut into small pieces and soaked in the water, acid (vinegar), and alkali (soap) substances. Parameters used were the duration of soaking i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 minutes. The results of experiments found that there 3 minutes soaking was optimal for folding technique, joint technique, and structure development technique from bunch. In those experiments, origami references and joining technique on corrugated paper take more important roles in achieving innovation values. Results of experiments can be applied on parchment leather product.
Keywords: Parchment, Origami, Joint, Soaking.