Tamil women river laundry off-monsoon sand-dry & bathing கழுவு तमिल धोन

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Traditional laundry is mostly the only one available across rural India. Washing machines are still a rarity as most homes are a single room for the whole extended family. Electricity is expensive and wiring is not proper yet for heavy duty appliances.

Besides, India was blessed with natural water streaming which are also a visited for Hindu practices.

No doubt dryers are out of question, but then again, most India has an abundance of sunshine. Off monsoon rivers expose vast banks and during monsoonplanes of grass both used for laying out clothes to dry. Because of the comfortable temperatures in the vast planes, garments are of light fabrics and usually dry quickly.

Women bath in their clothes, elders often topless, boys and girl run around naked in a combination of a bath and a playground.


clothes drying on sand by river - Women traditional laundry little boys girls bathing in water -பெண்கள் கழுவு ஆடை- महि धोना वस्त् -Tamil Nadu village India - feature story jpg picture


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  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (2 Apr 2012):

    Seen this many times, wonderful!

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