This pressing mitt belonged to Eng Tow, a renowned local mixed media artist. Born in Singapore in 1947, Eng Tow is said to be one of the most outstanding local female artists to emerge in the 1980s. She began her art education at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore after which she furthered her studies in the U.K., obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Winchester School of Art at Hampshire in 1972 and a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art, London in 1974. Her early works revolved around textile art which involves the manipulation of fabrics and textiles, either by sewing and/or applying colour. Her venture into printmaking and papermaking in the mid-1980s resulted in a cross-disciplinary approach to her later works. Eng Tow’s works, which are her impressions of memories and experiences, have been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the world.