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Metal leaf, also called composition leaf or schlagmetal, is a thin foil used for decoration. Metal leaf can come in many different shades. Some metal leaf may look like gold leaf but not contain any real gold. This metal leaf is often referred to as imitation leaf.
Vark is a type of silver leaf used for decoration in Indian cuisine.
Goldbeating, the technique of producing metal leaf, has been known for more than 5,000 years.
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