Gilded and painted table top by Halima al-Rakkasa

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.

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