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Stained glass windows, Ste Chapelle, Paris Stained glass windows
“Stained glass” refers to colored glass as a material or to works created from it. For over 1000 years, stained glass usually referred to the windows of churches and other significant buildings.Modern usage extends the term “stained glass” to include domestic leadlight and objets d’art created from came glasswork exemplified in the famous lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Stained glass is glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. Small pieces of glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together by came (strips of lead) soldered in place. Painted details and yellow stain can enhance the design.