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The word of the month for December is kintsugi.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer. You can see an example of the process here, and this is an example of what the finished product looks like:

In kintsugi, the repairwork is not supposed to be hidden and the item is not restored to “good as new.” Rather, the cracks are highlighted, often with gold or silver.

The evidence of cracks in the mended piece—depicting the history of the breakage, as it were—is part of what makes the mended object so beautiful. As Tiffany Ayuda

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