In the film "The Road Home" (1999), people in China used to repair their bowls when they get broken or damaged, rather than just throwing them away and getting new ones like we do nowadays.
There would be a community peddler/bowl-mender who makes the round repairing household items. They use a more crude and less aesthetically pleasing method than Kintsugi (which is an developed art form), but the purpose is to repair the bowl so that those who treasure it can use it again. It was a era when people still treated their belongings with respect and things were made meant to last. In the film, it was mentioned to be a dying trade due to introduction of consumerism and increasing affluence in China.