Koftgari Koft`ga*ri", a. [Hind. koft gar["i] goldbeating. fr. Per. koft beating + gar["i] trade.] Ornamental work produced by inlaying steel with gold, -- a variety of damascening much used in the arts of India. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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