absence of imperfections so blandly commonplace

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tesoke

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Hi, in the following sentence, from a GRE test, I cannot understand the meaning of the red part. Please explain it. Thanks.

Factory production made an absence of imperfections so blandly commonplace that the defects of hand-produced goods were now cherished where they once might have been shunned.
 
  • Factory production made goods with almost no imperfections; such was very common.
    The effect was 'blandness' or lack of character--every Chevrolet like every other Chevrolet.

    Hence some people liked hand-produced goods that showed some defects (=evidence of careful making by hand).
     
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