Text topic: Studies
Text author: Selma Raljević
Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese art form of “golden repairing” of broken ceramic pottery by using beautiful seams of gold or platinum. The essence of kintsugi is to visibly incorporate the damage into the aesthetic of the restored art piece instead of disguising it, so as to recognize the history of the object. The process usually results in a masterpiece more beautiful than the original. Senka Marić, a contemporary Bosnian and Herzegovinian poetess and writer, has used the art of kintsugi in a women’s literary experiment to create her 2018 novel Body Kintsugi, based on her own breast cancer experience. Accordingly, this paper analyses the poetic art of precious scars in Senka Marić’s novel Body Kintsugi.