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wabi-sabi: understated elegance and impermanence

wabi-sabi:  the beauty of imperfection

wabi-sabi: the beauty of imperfection

…a continuing appreciation of wabi-sabi from Japanese culture…

The words wabi and sabi do not translate easily.  Wabi connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance.  It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object.  Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.


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