金継 ART OF REPAIR / KINTSUGI
Not only attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated.
Kintsugi (golden joinery) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum.
As a philosophy, kintsugi is similar to the Japanese philosophy of WABI-SABI an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear from the use of an object. This can be seen as a rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken and as a justification of kintsugi itself, highlighting the cracks and repairs as simply an event in the life of an object rather than allowing its service to end at the time of its damage or breakage, and can be seen as a variant of the adage "Waste not, want not".
One of our customers brought Kiriko cut glass which was broken and missing a small section.
We sent it to a Kintsugi specialist to repair it. How wonderful to use your favorite glass again!.