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