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The Beauty of Brokenness: Kintsugi
Kintsugi ("golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi ("golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.
As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history -- and therefore preciousness -- of an object, rather than something to disguise. More
- Kintsugi: the art of precious scars (lifegate.com) By repairing broken ceramics, it's possible to give new life to pottery that becomes more refined by its “scars.”
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