Embellishment of wood includes period and acrylic paint, applied to the prepared surface of wood for indoor pieces, acrylic enamel for outdoor pieces.
Featured image: an example by Halima al-Rakkasa
From Halima al-Rakkasa:
This is a replacement top of a wee table. Design is pulled from Dover’s book on Islamic Design, and combines the lion and duck from two plates. Paint is acrylic (it’s what I had), and the gold is 23 carat loose leaf.