Maki-é

A technique, commonly seen for Japanese lacquerware decoration in which designs are made by scattering adhesive metal or color powder in soft lacquer.  Commonly used powders are gold, silver, aokin (an alloy of gold and silver), tin or shakudou (an alloy of copper and gold), gunmetal, an alloy of three parts copper to one of silver, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, pewter, and kanshitsufun (dry-lacquer powder).

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