Fine calfskin is used for manuscripts and illumination.
Calfskin is particularly valuable because of its softness, and fine grain, as well as durability. It is commonly used for high-quality clothing, shoes, wallets, and similar products, as well as traditional leather book bindings.
Vellum versus Parchment
"There appears to be conflicting reports as to the definitions of these terms. Some authorities state that parchment made only from calfskin is known as vellum, while all other animals form parchment (Wheelock, 1928, p. 5). Other authorities state that vellum specifically refers to uterine parchment (Rudin, 1990, p. 10). Other authorities state that vellum refers to high quality parchment only. Reed (1975, p. 79) sums up this dilemma best when he states both terms seem equally valid. To avoid confusion, this paper only uses the term parchment, except when directly quoting another source."
THE IHS on Bristol, 24KT shell gold and leaf
Jesus Christ, who entered into the world unblemished and innocent, gave his life for our salvation- for each one of us.
The end product is very luxurious.
Recall the story where Joseph and Mary, on Presentation Day, presented two doves in the temple as a sacrificial offering?
Symbolically, then at least in my case, this parchment hide is the best that I can afford and will be used, on occasion, for the highest quality religious artwork.
An honorable end.