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Salavai
2005-03-05 oochappan

Salavai

Madurai

What is known as dobi in hindi is called salavai in Tamil meaning laundry.
The laundry is done by the Wannaan cast in the Vaigai River here in Madurai.

Washing one piece of cloth cost you 5 Rps but if you want it the same day they double the price.

She is standing in the river where at the same time people are fishing, children are playing.....

The river is green colored by rainwater but as soon the Dam releases water from the mountains the water is clear.

After a soapwash in the riverwater, the laundry is rinsed with clear water from a well nearby.


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