Ceramics Never Die

Two weeks ago, I broke one of my favorite bowls that I got in Dubai as a souvenir.

I was so depressed when I did it, but soon after I remembered that my mom might be able to fix it.

I brought these pieces to her place and then the bowl has come back to me like this.

 

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Can you see the gold lines?

This is kintsugi  (golden joinery), a Japanese traditional way to fix ceramics. First, connect the broken pieces using lacquer, leave it until it’s dried, then decorate the lines with gold or silver. The connected lines are called keshiki (scenery), meaning that the ceramic has a new look.

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