kintsukuroi ~ “to repair with gold”; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken I think this just became my favorite word.
Bernardaud L'Art de la Table Kintsugi by Sarkis Coupe -Kintsugi—the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. The idea behind it is that the piece becomes more beautiful and valuable because it has been broken and has a history.
"Kintsukuroi : the art of repairing something with gold or silver lacquer understanding that it is more beautiful for having been broken." What a wonderful idea. Delicate stewardship that preserves without imitating the original.
When things are broken, most people try to fix them so that they appear as new, or as normal as possible. The Japanese culture however has a different philosophy on repairing the broken. Instead of trying to hide the broken, …
Kintsugi (golden joinery) Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery w/ gold. Restores functionality to a broken vessel; also adds beauty & worth. Turns brokenness into the most valuable part of the piece.
Kintsugi (Japanese: golden repair) Defined as "to repair with gold", is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold,.and understanding the piece is more beautiful for having been broken