Kintsugi: Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

Kintsugi is a Japanese technique about restoring a broken piece with a lacquer mixed with gold, silver or platinum. Instead of throwing away broken ceramic pieces, this 500-year-old art give them a new and precious life and a new value.

This art can be referred also to wabi sabi, a Japanese aesthetics and world view, centered on the beauty of imperfect and transitional things.

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Watch a video about kintsugi here.