Have you ever wanted to try your hand at Kintsugi? With this Kintsugi kit, you can do exactly that. Everything you'll need to try Kintsugi at home is included in this kit.
Kintsugi is a Japanese traditional art of mending broken objects with gold or silver dusted lacquer. The end product is one-of-a-kind artwork that is frequently more stunning than it was before it was broken. Kintsugi beautifully captures the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi which embraces the elegance of imperfection.
This do-it-yourself kit was designed to introduce the simple art of Kintsugi to people who enjoy pottery all over the world. It comes with everything you need to enjoy Kintsugi including the instruction booklet and YouTube videos.
The materials are made with natural traditional ingredients like tokusa vine which has been used to polish since ancient times thanks to its rough surface lacquer harvested from lacquer plants and pure gold and silver both of which are healthy for human consumption. Only Ki-urushi lacquer the most natural kind of lacquer is used in this Kintsugi kit which is made from lacquer sap that has been purified of impurities.
This kit contains pure gold keshi-powder (0.1g), pure silver keshi-fun powder(1g). You can repair about 50 small chips with this kit.
The raw lacquer in the set is a living material that is activated by enzymes. It is best if you use it up in about one year. Leftover raw lacquer can be used for wiping to repair wooden chopsticks and cutlery.
30g of basic lacquer, makie powder (0.1g of gold keshi-fun and 1g of silver keshi-fun), 50g of Tonoko (clay powder), 7ml of Bengara(red pigment), sawdust and flour. Spatula, paintbrush, sprinkle brush, glass plate, small container, oil (cooking oil etc.), sandpaper (#400 #800 #1500), silk cotton, pipette, masking tape, measuring spoon, toothpicks and gloves
You May Need:
Tissue, food wrap, scissors, cutter or carving knife, Ethanol (you can substitute turpentine or kerosene), Urushi-buro (plastic/cardboard-box /paper box etc.)
The two recipients loved spending an afternoon with this kit, everything packed beautifully in separate little jars and paper envelopes, all very detailed like doing miniatures. So lovingly put together this kit, and it's all very high quality and natural materials. It also arrived FAST from Japan in a time when there are no guarantees of that!