Hal resin

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Description

A resinous exudation from the hal tree, Vateria acuminata, native to Sri Lanka. Hal resin has been used to prepare lamp black. It has also been used to prepared a lacquer coating called valitti.

Synonyms and Related Terms

valitti; Vateria acuminata

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • B.D.Nandadeva, Materials used in Sri Lanka, personal communication, 1995