Dhobi – India’s Laundromen
Design Temple dissects and interprets Dhobi in this beautiful illustration.
The Dhobi or India’s quintessential laundry man washes dirty linen in public. The clothes are thrashed with a bat, rinsed, dried and returned to you neatly pressed and duly marked. (Each dhobi has his own exclusive marking system so that clothes from various clients do not get mixed up in the large community washing area.)
Poster: 26” X 36”
This little goody two-shoe detergent offered by the prodigy behind Mumbai’s graphic, knick knack shop Filter in Kalaghoda. Impeccable packaging makes it a perfect left of center gift. Made in Auroville, the natural laundry suds are biodegradable, contain no enzymes or chlorines and can be used both for hand wash and machine. They mention to use the left over water for gardening – Genius!
Net Wt: 500gms
Clothes with this symbol are usually fragile and simple in construction, Give them a quick soak in a sink after diluting some of this powder and squeeze water out – try squeezing the garment as if you were kneading dough instead of twisting it. This is best for plain cotton garments (watch out for colour bleed) / cotton khadi / intimate apparels / fine knits (with extra care).