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Incense. Many cultures burn it simply to please the Gods. The magical and spiritual properties of Gum Arabic are: Protection Purification Protection of the Home Spirituality Divine Forces You can use this resin in many different ways. Some of the common ways are: Burn as a solitary incense Burn or give as an offering to the Gods Use as an incense base
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Recipe for Jane Austen's iron gall ink: “Take 4 ozs of blue gauls [gallic acid, made from oak apples], 2 ozs of green copperas [iron sulphate], 1 1/2 ozs of gum arabic. Break the gauls. The gum and copperas must be beaten in a mortar and put into a pint of strong stale beer; with a pint of small beer. Put in a little refin’d sugar. It must stand in the chimney corner fourteen days and be shaken two or three times a day.”
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Robe a L'Anglaise. 1780. Front view. Netherlands of Indian cotton. Resist- and mordant-dyed, block-printed, painted and lined. (T.217-1992). The printed gold spot pattern would have been applied to an adhesive, probably gum arabic, after the chintz fabric had been painted and dyed.