Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mumbai's oldest and biggest humanpowered washing machine

We visited the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. This is a 136 year old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed). Every day hundreds of people wash clothes in 1026 open-air troughs. These are small 3X3 stone washing areas. We watched as the traditional people soaked the clothes, then thrashed them on flogging stones. Not only are dirty clothes washed here but a lot of items are prewashed before they are sent to stores for sale.

1 comment:

seti said...

we saw that in slumdog millionair