Cat's eye dammar

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Description

A very pale yellow dammar from trees of the genus Hopea obtained from Batavia and Sumatra. Cat's eye dammar was considered one of the highest grades of dammar, but it is no longer sold commercially.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dammar de ojo de gato (Esp.); mata kuching damar; cat's eye resin

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 258
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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