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.
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.
The Japanese art of kintsugi turns brokenness into beauty. The method of repair, using golden seams to rejoin shards, draws the eye to the what was once a point of failure and is now a more beautiful whole.
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