Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat is an open air laundy in Mumbai. The washers, known as dhobis, work in the open to clean clothes and linens from Mumbai’s hotels, restaurants and hospitals. The laundry site is home to the dhobis and around 200 of their families. There are rows of open-air concrete wash pens, and for 18 to 20 hours each day, over 7,000 people scrub, dye and bleach clothes on concrete wash pens, dry them on ropes, neatly press them and transport the garments to different parts of the city.