All pieces sold on our website are 100% authentic, hand made from the regions in which they were crafted. Please keep in mind that many of our pieces are very old, have been been passed down from generation to generation and have travelled great distances, so there may be small imperfections that add to their uniqueness.
Within each crack, dent, fray, missing jewel and repaired item there is a story and this depth of character within each piece is what defines the value of these tribal pieces.
“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. (Kinsukuroi) They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.” - Barbara Bloom (Conceptual Artist)
We invite you to carefully read the entire item description and zoom in each photo closely before ordering. Please feel free to ask us any questions about a piece, as we are more than happy to further assist you.