STORY OF GOLD LEAF

STORY OF GOLD LEAF

History of gold leaf from the Past to Now:

People’s praise for gold often also embodies the special technology of gold, such as “golden leaves and golden leaves” and “golden splendour”, which describes an important variety of gold technology-gold leaf. Gold leaf is a thin sheet made with a gold hammer. Due to the good ductility and plasticity of gold, one or two (31.25 grams) of pure gold can be hammered into gold leaf with a thickness of 1 / 10,000 mm and an area of ​​16.2 square meters. That is, one gram of gold can be made into about 0.5 square meters of pure gold leaf with a thickness of 0.12 microns. The standard specifications of gold leaf are 9.33cm * 9.33cm, and other commonly used specifications are 8cm * 8cm, 10.9cm * 10.9cm, 4.5cm * 1.5cm, 2.75cm * 2.75cm.

Gold is stable in nature:

Gold is stable in nature, permanent colour, oxidation resistance, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, mildew resistance, insect bite resistance, and radiation resistance. Gold leaf made of gold has a wide range of uses. The ancient method of gold leaf is to first purify the gold, and then beat it with thousands of hammers to form a gold leaf with an area of ​​2.5 square centimeters and then sandwich it in black gold paper smoked with kerosene, and then hammer it by hand for 6-8 hours to make gold.

The leaves are made into leaf with an area equivalent to about forty times the size of gold leaves and then cut into squares to serve. The colour is pure, the thickness is uniform, and the colour does not change over time. It is a symbol of richness and gorgeousness. The traditional process for making gold foil is to use gold bars with a gold content of 99.99% as the main raw material. After special processing of more than ten procedures such as chemical cleaning, hammering, and foil cutting, it has a golden colour, bright and soft, as light as a feather and thin as a cicada Wing, less than 0.12 microns thick.

Egyptian’s tomb of Pharaohs:

Ancient civilizations in the world all have superb skills in making gold foil. The cultural relics excavated from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Pharaohs prove that Egypt has long mastered the processing of gold foil. Gold leaf products were found in a burial 3500 years ago (1500 BC) in the Sahara of Africa. The excavations of the Egyptian tombs in 1450 BC have gold foil on them.

Gold Leaf in Europe:

In Europe, in the Middle Ages, Hamburg, Vienna and other places already had gold foil processing industries. Among the Asian countries, Japan’s gold foil manufacturing skills are superb and the products are excellent.

Gold Leaf origin in China:

The main place of origin is Jincheng, Ishikawa Prefecture. In China, gold foil is a traditional handicraft of the Chinese nation. It originated in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, matured in the Southern Dynasty, and was popular in Song, Qi, Liang, and Chen. Nanjing is the birthplace of China’s gold foil. Nanjing gold foil has been passed down for nearly 1700 years. Nanjing is now the world’s largest gold foil production centre. In May 2006, Nanjing Gold Foil Forging Technology was listed as the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage by the State Council.

Important:

Now We will short review some of the best gold leaf products particular in thailand: 24K Edible Gold Leaf (4x4cm), 24K Edible Gold Leaf (8x8cm) and 24K Edible Gold Flakes.  24k edible gold leaf flakes make a perfect garnish or decoration for any edible creation. The large size of the flakes makes them very awe-inspiring and creates a grand presentation. Edible gold leaf makes a perfect edible cake topper, or edible sprinkles for any dessert or pastry.

Development History of Gold Leaf From Start to Now:

When the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty went to Jiangnan for a private visit, he made a special visit to the secrets of gold foil and paid homage to the gold foil ancestral hall of the ancestor of the local gold-foil craft, Ge Xianweng (Ge Hong, an alchemist in the Eastern Jin Dynasty). The Eastern Jin Dynasty has a history of more than 1,700 years.

More than ten years ago, during the excavation of the tomb of the Laoshan Han who caused a sensation in the world, a large number of funeral items with gold foil were found. This pushed the history of China’s gold foil craft in 1700 forward for 1,000 years, and the mysterious gold foil became the world again. Eye-catching focus. “Danyang Ji” and other documents have been recorded in the production of gold and silver foil and Jinjin Department. Qin Taoyu of the Tang Dynasty wrote in a poem “Poor Girl”: “Pengmen didn’t know Qiluoxiang, and he wanted to be a good mediator. He also hurt himself. Who loves high fashion and loves the thrift of the world. Dare to exaggerate the ten fingers, Do not draw double eyebrows. I hate the golden thread every year, making marriage clothes for others. “