Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather something to disguise.
Lacquerware is a longstanding tradition in Japan, at some point it must have been combined with maki-e as a replacement for other ceramic repair techniques, a theory is that kintsugi may have originated when…
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