(golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of
repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered
gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair
as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Purple velvet coat, 1895-1900. Medieval-style collar. Entirely
covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet
Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals
of white felt.