Gilding Terms

“Gilding is the art of spreading gold, either by mechanical or by chemical means, over the surface for the purpose of ornament.”

 

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boll bole
deheb gold
fidda silver
folji tad-deheb (lose) gold leaf
kotba tad-deheb gold leaf books
ġibs gesso
ġibs Ingliż Calcium Carbonate
ġibs Taljan gesso di Bologna
ġibs verġni plaster of Paris
ilma water
imbornitur burnisher
induratur gilder
induratura gilding
karat (gold leaf) carat
kolla tal-fenek rabbit skin glue
kuxxinett gilder’s cusion
mopp (pinzell) gilder’s brush
murdent gilder’s size
pennelliża gilder’s tip
sikkina gilder’s knife
tajjara cotton