Woman plucking tea leaves, Ceylon (Sri Lank

Saidman, Reuben

 
Woman plucking tea leaves, Ceylon (Sri Lank
4 0 c m
 
38cm
actual image size: 30cm x 32cm

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Woman plucking tea leaves, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), January 1945. A female Tamil worker wearing a saree, is shown harvesting leaves on a tea plantation in Ceylon. The large basket on her back is supported by a strap balanced on her head. Each acre of plantation field averaged 3,500 tea bushes, with approximately three ounces of tea obtained per year, from each bush. Photograph by Reuben Saidman.

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