purfling
(POOR-fleeng)


[Eng.]


An inlay of wood placed along the border of the belly and the back of instruments of the violin family. This both protects the edges of the instrument and decorates it.

See also [Eng.] purfling; [Fr.] filet (m); [Ger.] Einlage (f); [Ger.] Ader (f); [It.] filetto (m).


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