houtsnijdenMany crafts only exist still sporadic, or are practiced as a hobby. Lots of hand skills and specific knowledge have been lost. They used to be vital techniques. Everyone was a farmer and craftsman or -woman.
Industrial and machine work is much cheaper.
If you express it only in cash.
And charge only the final financial product cost.
With the account of social, medical and environmental costs the picture may change.
But you cannot appreciate everything in cash.