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Gold Leaf

Post by Manga » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm

Does anyone know where to buy gold leaf used to cover Buddha images ?
Also, any idea on the cost ?

(I have a life sized Buddha head that I'd like to cover in gold leaf).
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by beaker » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 am

It is actually gold so the price will fluctuate with the gold price + the manufacturing cost
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by Duncan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:49 am

Manga wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Does anyone know where to buy gold leaf used to cover Buddha images ?
Also, any idea on the cost ?

(I have a life sized Buddha head that I'd like to cover in gold leaf).


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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by Manga » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:08 pm

I realise it's gold and would reflect the gold price. But seriously, do they sell say, 20 5cmx5cm sheets weighing 5g ???
And if so, where would I get them, Orussey ?
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by Username Taken » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:10 pm

There are shops that specialize in monk essentials. I can think of a couple near my house.
Look for a small shop (nothing fancy) with lots of saffron coloured stuff inside. Probably in close proximity to a temple.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by Manga » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:10 pm
There are shops that specialize in monk essentials. I can think of a couple near my house.
Look for a small shop (nothing fancy) with lots of saffron coloured stuff inside. Probably in close proximity to a temple.
Username Taken, that's a helpful reply. :good: You wouldn't happen to know what sized bundles/packages they sell ?
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by Username Taken » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:30 pm

I've never been in one of those stores, but as I recall they were usually bought in small 2 inch squares. Other than that I have no idea how they are packaged or what quantities for how much.
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by pczz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:00 pm

I seem to remember in Thailand at one temple the monks sold it for you to put on their Buddha at holidays
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by John Bingham » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:32 pm

Manga wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:08 pm
I realise it's gold and would reflect the gold price. But seriously, do they sell say, 20 5cmx5cm sheets weighing 5g ???
And if so, where would I get them, Orussey ?
Gold is one of the most malleable metals, and gold leaf is gold that has been beaten into an incredibly thin sheet. It's generally 1 or 2 microns thick. One thousand sheets of one micron gold leaf would be as thick as the average photocopier paper, apparently you can get 300 square feet of gold leaf from one ounce of pure gold. The painstaking process it's made by is amazing, and should help in understanding that it is not really sold by weight, the cost of the metal per sheet is very low :
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Re: Gold Leaf

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:16 am

go to any shop that sells prayer stuffs, but beware of fake gold leaf, on side note, buddha teaching did not say anything about gold leaf, only incense, candle light n flowers
incense - represents mindfulness to infiltrate all areas
candle light - represent knowledge that dispel ignorant darkness
flower - represent impermanance
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