Silk Ball for Kintsugi (TSUGUKIT Refill)
Silk ball for kintsugi. In traditional kintsugi, silk is used to dust metallic powder such as gold or silver over a fresh layer of urushi lacquer. This silk pack is a refill for our kintsugi kit "TSUGUKIT."
■ Product details:
- 1x Silk Ball
Please note that this refill pack does NOT include anything beside silk. Metallic powders such as gold or silver should be purchased separately.
■ What is kintsugi?
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold. The broken pieces are first put back together using Japanese lacquer, also called “urushi.” The lacquer is then dusted with gold powder. It is estimated that the kintsugi repair technique was developed during the Muromachi period (1336–1573 CE). At the time, the art of kintsugi was often used to repair ceramics used in the tea ceremony.
Rather than hiding the cracks, kintsugi highlights them with gold or other metallic powders such as silver or platinum. Items repaired with kintsugi become more precious than before they were broken and they can even turn into real pieces of art.
■ Shipping worldwide
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For the customers residing within the EU: Following the recent rule change regarding custom clearance and VAT payment for products bought online, we have put in place a smooth export system for orders under 150 euro (excl. shipping fee). There is no change for orders above 150 euros: we can ship you our kits but you will most likely have to go to your local custom office to pay applicable taxes and duty.
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