Metal leaf

Metal leaf

Metal leaf processing
22k gold leaf applied with an ox hair brush during the process of gilding
A small gold nugget 5 mm in diameter (bottom) can be expanded to about 20,000 times its initial surface through hammering, producing a gold foil surface of about one half square meter with a thickness of 0.2–0.3 μm. Toi gold mine, Japan.
Burnishing gold leaf with an agate stone tool during the water gilding process

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