Two women were washing laundries with the river water on the riverbank of Punyamata river

Women washing with river water
Shot in Panauti, Nepal
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A river called Punyamata flows through the town of Panauti. It is a small river with not much water volume or depth, and while the boys enjoy floating down the river, the riverside is a place for women to do their chores.

The two women in the photo were also squatting at the water's edge, doing their chores. The chore they were doing was laundry. In Nepal, it is not unusual to see people washing their clothes in the river water. Since washing machines are not widely used in households, there are still people who wash their clothes using river water. One of the reasons for washing clothes in the river may be that there is not enough water in the tap at home.

Unfortunately, I didn't know where the men were doing while the women were washing their clothes in the river due to lack of research. Perhaps they are just relaxing in front of the shrine.

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PHOTO DATA

No

3552

Shooting Date

Jun 2009

Posted On

January 8, 2010

Modified On

September 21, 2021

Place

Panauti, Nepal

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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