Kintsugi: Mended with Gold

‘Often afflicted, but mended with Gold’

Read that carefully and you’ll realise that if you repeat the above line, you’d immediately think about yourself or about someone you know who has after a little fall risen from the ground beautifully… And as we get up, we learn to accept and love our flaws. According to Psychologist Toman Navarro, “one shouldn’t conceal out repairs, they are proof of our strengths”

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Art reflects and seeps into our lives and through the art of Kintsugi we remember to embrace our imperfections.  Kintsugi or Kintsukurio, which translates as ‘Golden Joinery’, is a positive take on breakage. The Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum highlights the cracks as part of the life of the object, choosing to showcase it instead of hiding it. The poetic manifestation of revival, of the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having being broken, Kintsugi honors the history of the object.

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In this one of a kind Vajor Artistry Experience, we’ll take you through the art of Kintsugi and while that’s not it, this experience has more to offer. Lose yourself in the art of decorating ‘Matcha’ (a finely ground green tea powder) Cupcakes.

Learn to see life from a new perspective. Learn something new everyday. Learn from Kintsugi.

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