The Japanese have a tradition called Kintsugi. Years ago in Japan, beautiful ceramics were created and used. But ceramics are fragile and are easily broken and were too expensive to replace. Read more: http://www.antoniosbliss.com/2015/03/japanese-kintsugi-tradition.html
Kintsugi o el Kintsukuroi, es la técnica japonesa basada en el arte de arreglar las fisuras o fracturas de la cerámica con oro. De hecho, la traducción más fiel sería “reparación de oro”. Estas reparaciones no intentan hacer una restauración inapreciable de la pieza fracturada, más bien todo lo contrario, pretenden ensalzar la belleza de esas “cicatrices”. Para …
Kintsugi: "It is a practice in Japan where they mend cracked or broken ceramics with gold, rendering the piece even more beautiful than it started out. The idea behind it is not to hide the ugliness and brokenness but instead to use gold to make it shine; to illuminate and expose the damage. And at the end of the process the piece is even more beautiful having been broken." Amen, I say.
"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful." - Billie Mobayed