Korean musical instruments with Chinese silk
The makers of Korean string instruments, to maintain the
Deep sounds try to obtain the materials from Korea.
However, the silk that goes into making our instruments
Has to be obtained from China.
We have farmers who raise silk worms but only for medicinal
Purposes and not for the silk.
The Chinese know well that we are not producing silk
So every year the price goes up.
Our artisans have no choice but to buy,
The Chinese producers of the silk are in control.
We are little by little giving up what we can do
And becoming subservient to others.
Do you think this is only in the area of silk?
From an e-mail.