shoemaker repairing a shoe - 縫紉機 - 缝纫机 - Máy may công nghiệp - sewing machine - vietnam

Shoemaker fixing a shoe (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

If you you know the name of this type of chinese-made sewing machine, please email me.­

The shoe he is fixing was so old and used that I could not believe it was worth fixing.­ But for the tribe people, fixing old shoes is worth it, since it costs only a couple of cents, while a new paire costs probably close to one dollar.­

See more photos of this shoewmaker.

crank sewing machine fixing hill tribes indigenous man market máy may công nghiệp mèo vạc repairing shoe machine shoemaker 縫紉機 缝纫机
Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.