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Traditional Laundry (Dhobi Ghat)

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By subrato
Description:
A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The "laundries" are called "ghats": row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats of boiling starch and hung out to dry. Next they are ironed and piled into neat bundles. The most famous of these Dhobi Ghats is at Saat Rasta near Mahalaxmi Station where almost two hundred dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation.

Additional Information

Item ID:
703083
Usage:
Commercial
Duration:
00:00:13
Looping:
No
Alpha Matte:
No
Alpha Channel:
No
Model Released:
No
Property Released:
No
Location:
Mumbai, IND
Compressor Name:
DVCPRO HD 1080i50
Average Bitrate:
119 Mbps
Bit Depth:
24
Handler Vendor:
Apple
Audio Channels:
1
Audio Format:
twos
Audio Sample Rate:
48000