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Samsui woman at work, 1986 : profile [5]



This photograph depicts a samsui woman working on the grooves between tiles at the MOE (Ministry of Education) building. She is seated on a wooden stool with a hammer, a bucket and a small red cup beside her. She is dressed in her characteristic samsui red headgear and blue samfoo (sometimes spelt samfu), a tunic-and-trouser suit. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007

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