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Art is used in design and decorations of objects
Art has a long history in the decoration of various everyday life objects. This includes the decoration of walls, coins, jewelry, and many others.
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Functional art for decoration and design seeks to beautify objects that are used in life. Examples include ceramics, glassware, basketry, jewelry, metalware, furniture, textiles, and clothing. This purpose of art is among the oldest. Decoration of Japanese ceramics goes back to about 14,500 BCE. A number of Mediterranean civilizations have also used art for decoration of ceramics. Since then, decorative art continued to be used throughout history and until today.