Definition of Koftgari

1. a. Ornamental work produced by inlaying steel with gold, -- a variety of damascening much used in the arts of India.



Definition of Koftgari

1. steel inlaid with gold [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Koftgari

koechlinite
koekoea
koeksister
koeksisters
koel
koels
koen-kai
koenenite
koff
koffs
kofta
koftas
kofte
koftes
koftgar
koftgari (current term)
koftgaris
koftgars
koftwork
koftworks
kogal
kogals
kogarkoite
koha
kohai
kohanga reo
kohanim
kohas
kohekohe
kohen

Literary usage of Koftgari

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Technologist (1863)
"koftgari work, or steel inlaid with gold, has in former days been carried on to a considerable extent in various parts of India. ..."

2. Hand-book of the Economic Products of the Punjab: With a Combined Index and by Baden Henry Baden-Powell (1872)
"koftgari work, especially shield and dagger No. ... koftgari inkstand, richly inlaid, No. ... koftgari box and other contributions, No. ..."

3. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"koftgari work, or steel inlaid with gold, was in former days carried on to a considerable extent in various parts of Northern India. ..."

4. The Land of the Five Rivers and Sindh: Sketches Historical and Descriptive by David Ross (1883)
"In one of the suburbs is located a small colony of workmen whose inlaid ware in gold and iron, koftgari, has acquired a considerable reputation. ..."

5. A Description of Indian and Oriental Armour: Illustrated from the Collection by Wilbraham Egerton Egerton (1896)
"koftgari.—When it is proposed to ornament the blade or other part of a weapon in this manner, the blade is first " hatched " or cut across with sharp and ..."

6. An Illustrated Handbook of Indian Arms: Being a Classified and Descriptive by Indian Museum, Wilbraham Egerton Egerton (1880)
"koftgari. — When it is proposed to ornament the blade or other part of a weapon in this manner, ... The koftgari work or modern imitation of the ..."

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