Definition of barbola in English:

barbola

Line breaks: bar|bola
Pronunciation: /bɑːˈbəʊlə
 
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(also barbola work)

noun

[mass noun]
The craft of making small models of fruit or flowers from a plastic paste.
More example sentences
  • Some of them specialize in thangka paintings, some barbola, and some clay sculpture.
  • The Tangka, barbola and sculptures of Regong Art feature refined craftsmanship and skillfully blended vibrant colors.
  • It is a palace of Regong art treasures, collecting and exhibiting various masterpieces of thangka, barbola, sculpture, and sand table design.

Origin

1920s: an arbitrary formation from barbotine.

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