Egg Whites, you say…………adhesive use

Jewelry making use?………..possibly…………………

The ancient occupation of the “Gold Beater” was one who flattened out gold nuggets by hammering them in between the outside membrane of the large intestine from an Ox (known as Goldbeater skin) to produce the gold leaf used in decorative gilding. The adhesive used to attach this metal to paper or plaster, in ancient times and still today, is… egg whites!

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