from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Inlaid East Indian metal-work in steel and gold: a variety of damaskeening.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Ornamental work produced by inlaying steel with gold, -- a variety of damascening much used in the arts of India.
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On Friday morning he defined koftgari “inlaying of gold on steel” for the benefit of the thousands.