'Kintsugi' is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. Rather than discard a cracked item, here the object's wear and tear is celebrated, beautified, treasured. It's a rather beautiful ethos that seems so at odds with our modern Western 'throwaway culture' that seldom values the craft inherent in an object, or the significant and valuable social and cultural role of the piece. My fabric interpretation - no glue at all! - combines a found shattered vase with fabric pieces, painstakingly patchworked together and highlighted with gold metallic thread.
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