Embracing imperfections with ancient repair technique

By Zhang Kun | chinadaily.com.cn | 2017-01-18 14:24
Embracing imperfections with ancient repair technique

A craftswoman uses the Ju Ci technique to repair a broken cup at Hongqiao Antique Center in Shanghai earlier this month. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The ancient repair technique of Ju Ci is making a comeback in China as more people learn the beauty of embracing imperfection. In the past, skilled craftsmen would first drill tiny holes into broken household wares on either side of a crack, before bending metal staples to hold the pieces together. Though the technique might sound rudimentary, it was undoubtedly effective.

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