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Arm Cover for Kintsugi Repair and DIY【Long Size】Water Repellent Black Nylon Polyester Cotton

Arm Cover for Kintsugi Repair and DIY【Long Size】Water Repellent Black Nylon Polyester Cotton

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With this arm cover, you can protect your arms when doing traditional kintsugi with shorter sleeves, especially during the warmer months of the year. One of the arm covers is embroidered with Tsugu Tsugu's logo.

It is very important to cover your skin when doing traditional kintsugi because the main ingredient used, urushi-lacquer, can trigger allergic reactions when it comes in direct contact with the skin. You should always wear rubber gloves and cover your skin as much as possible when doing kintsugi.

This product was designed for kintsugi, but it can be used for work other than kintsugi.

■ Details:
Length:approx. 50 cm

Main body: 100% nylon
Inside of the cuff: 80% polyester, 20% cotton
Made in China

This product has a water-repellent coating but it is not waterproof. The water-repellent effect will gradually diminish by use and weaken after washing in water or dry cleaning.

■ Shipping worldwide
It takes about 6-10 days on average. There may be shipping restrictions and delays due to sudden changes in legislation and weather. Please contact us to check if we can ship our products to your country.

For the customers residing within the EU: Following the recent rule change regarding custom clearance and VAT payment for products bought online, we have put in place a smooth export system for orders under 150 euro (excl. shipping fee). There is no change for orders above 150 euros: we can ship you our kits but you will most likely have to go to your local custom office to pay applicable taxes and duty.

Notes: We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.

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What is Kintsugi?

Kintsugi is a traditional Japanese art form that originated in the 15th century, and it's been around for over 500 years. When a cherished piece of pottery or porcelain breaks, Kintsugi specialists repair it using natural materials such as genuine lacquer and then decorate the repair marks with gold or silver to make them stand out instead of trying to hide them. Rather, we should allow cracks and blemishes in our belongings to shine and tell a story of their own. The result is an object that's more beautiful than before it was broken, and uniquely valuable because of its history. This is the kintsugi philosophy.

We Are Kintsugi Specialists

Tsugu Tsugu is proud to be part of this ancient tradition—we use only natural materials for our kintsugi repairs. We know where beginners tend to get stuck in the process because we receive so many repairs every day and have taught kintsugi classes for years. That's why our products are filled with educational information and easy-to-understand instructions, along with YouTube videos on the proper way to perform authentic kintsugi. Our goal is to help people around the world successfully perform authentic kintsugi and enjoy a long and prosperous life with their beautiful and favorite pottery.

About Tsugu Tsugu

At Tsugu Tsugu, we are proud to offer kintsugi classes almost every day so that you can share in the fascination of restoring broken pottery.

We believe that there's something special about a piece of broken pottery—it's not just an object that needs to be thrown away, but rather it becomes a treasure once repaired with gold or silver lacquer and put back together. We want to make sure that as many people as possible get to experience this ancient Japanese technique and feel the same joy we do when we see our customers' faces light up with excitement.

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