Monday, September 29, 2008

Mumbai’s laundry gets done here at Dhobit Ghat

In just our first hour of touring the city, we were shown a place beyond your wildest imagination. The Dhobit Ghat is the place where hundreds and hundreds of pieces of laundry are done each day. The Dhobi men wash the clothes by hand on concrete sinks and then dry them in the sun. And to keep it all straight, they use a generations-old system of markings on the clothes to make sure each piece is returned to its owner.

The photos only begin to describe the chaos, color, activity, and sounds that mixed together in this amazing place.


brian cohan said...

I'll take the Hyatt.

Patrick said...

That's a living case study for work flow and quality control.