The audio paper Intervals invites listeners to dwell into the story of women working and weaving hemp burial garment sambe in South Korea. The myth in sambe that is orally conveyed until now-time – like the author’s grandmother believed – is regarded that if you have the burial garment sambe when you are alive, you have a long life and die in peace.
The author asked Sunhee, one of the women producing sambe, what it means to have and wear sambe and why it is important for them. Sunhee said:
»We come to the earth, we are born into this world.
We will, one day, go back to where we come from which we call it death.
When we die, we should not leave anything behind,
our body has to completely decompose.