For thousands of years, gold has been a universal symbol of status, wealth and power for royals and people of means.
Many wars were raged, nations and states destroyed and monstrous crimes committed in pursuit of this precious metal. Interestingly, the word 'dacoit' is the anglicized spelling of the Hindi word 'dakaitee' or armed robber.
Throughout history, gold has been used to create and embellish some of humanity’s most revered works of art and architecture. The technique of applying thin sheets of gold or other metals onto surfaces is known as gilding or leafing. The process of leafing can be applied on wood, metal, ivory, leather, paper, glass, porcelain, stone and fabrics.
Fusion Access presents an interpretation of Dacoits' Gold, a collection of gilded furniture and accent pieces.