- to finish with an ornamental border.
- to decorate (a shrine or tabernacle) with architectural forms in miniature.
- Also called pur·fling. an ornamental border, as the inlaid border near the outer edge of the table and back of a stringed instrument.
Origin of purfle
Examples from the Web for purfling
Historical Examples of purfling
For the bending of the purfling there may be, of course, any number of methods.The Repairing & Restoration of Violins
The purfling is composed of three strips of lime-tree, two of which are stained black.
The purfling of the brothers Amati is very beautifully executed.
The purfling is a trifle wider, but narrower than that afterwards used.
The purfling is of whalebone, like that of most of the Dutch makers.
- a ruffled or curved ornamental band, as on clothing, furniture, etc
- (tr) to decorate with such a band or bands