Friday, May 19, 2006

coal iron

All over Mumbai you will see dhobi wallas (laundry men) using coal heated irons. I am so fascinated by these for some reason! Posted by Picasa

3 Comments:

Blogger Lisi said...

Pretty smart when electricity is not available, but in other cities this is definitely something of the past era.

3:41 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Hi, interesting shots.

I worked in Sudan for three years and they used them there too. Very heavy irons and very skilful people.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I guess I never thought about that. Great photos enlighten, eh? Like Bob said, they seem like they would be very heavy.

5:19 AM  

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