Washing ladies

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Photo taken at Lençóis, Chapada Diamantina region, Bahia, by Guilherme Jófili/Flickr

Here is a great series of Flickr pictures of women washing clothes – theirs or their clients’s. But, first, a video of sambista Clementina de Jesus singing “Ensaboa”, a song by Cartola that says: “lather, mulatto girl, lather”.

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One more by Guilherme Jófili/Flickr
Entrega da reforma da Lavanderia de Cosme de Farias Na foto: Maria de Nazareth Barreto dos Santos, lavadeira do Engenho Velho de Brotas Autora: Carol Garcia / AGECOM
Another public washer, in Cosme de Farias, Bahia. Photo by Carol Garcia/ Government of Bahia/Flickr
Somewhere in the outback in Bahia. Photo by Ana Cotta/ Flickr
Somewhere in the outback in Bahia. Photo by Ana Cotta/ Flickr

 

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São Francisco river in Juazeiro, Bahia. Photo by Glauco Umbelino/Flickr