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Antiques & Boutiques: Make do and mend..

Antiques & Boutiques: Make do and mend.

“it’s very important that we understand the spiritual backgrounds or the history behind… the material.” This is interwoven with the philosophy of wabi-sabi, which means “to find beauties in broken things or old things,” Shimode explains

Kintsugi Is Recognizing Beauty in Broken Things

Russian teapot with metal cage repair, c.1910 (detail)

Russian teapot with metal cage repair, « Past Imperfect, The Art of Inventive Repair

Back view of an early black transfer platter with staple repaired cracks. Collection of Steve Shelton.

Back view of an early black transfer platter with staple repaired cracks. Collection of Steve Shelton.

Large white bowl from Seville, c.1820. The hand woven wire web holds the many cracks in the ceramic together, enabling the bowl to be functional again.

Large white bowl from Seville, wire webbing used to keep bowl usable from cracks.

“...there are only some many times you can utter "It does not hurt" before it begins to hurt even more than the hurt.”  ― Jonathan Safran Foer

Basket case Victorian dish, showing multiple repairs.

ANTIQUE-JAPANESE-KUTANI-DRAGON-HANDLE-EWER-PITCHER-TOP-SPOUT-MISSING-HEAD

Antique japanese kutani dragon handle ewer/pitcher & top// spout missing head

ANTIQUE-JAPANESE-KUTANI-DRAGON-HANDLE-EWER-PITCHER-TOP-SPOUT-MISSING-HEAD

Pressed Pattern Glass and Tin Make-Do Goblet, prob

Pressed Pattern Glass and Tin Make-Do Goblet, prob

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