Amah is the usual version in East Asia , while ayah relates more to South Asia , and tends to specifically mean a nursemaid looking after young children, rather than a general maid.. It is a domestic servant role which combines functions of maid and nanny. They may be required to wear a uniform. The term, resembling the pronunciation for "mother" see Mama and papa , is considered polite and respectful in the Chinese language. The word amah may have originated from the Portuguese ama meaning "nurse". Variants such as Amah-chieh or mahjeh chieh or jeh means elder sister in Chinese dialects have also been used in some countries.
Maids: Essential, or a luxury?
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Nonstandard spelling of says. Borrowed from Spanish seis. From Portuguese seis. From English size.
Asian Textile Studies
When Indonesia said last month that it intended to stop sending new live-in maids abroad from as early as next year, alarm bells sounded for some employment agents and families in Singapore. Indonesia, after all, is the biggest source of domestic helpers, with more than , women here. And over the years, maids have become integral to the smooth running of many Singaporean households. They pick up after the children, fetch them from school, accompany their elderly charges to the hospital and keep homes tidy, among their many roles.
Lau wuti kau are only found along the eastern coastal strip of Sumba Island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of eastern Indonesia. Lau wuti kau have always been highly valued, but are relatively rare. Today the finest examples are some of the most expensive textiles to be found on Sumba Island. The majority of traditional lau wuti kau have a black or dark brown ground. After the lau was woven and sewn together it was hot-dyed with a mixture of tannins, and then mordanted in stagnant river or pond mud that was rich in ferrous iron.