Q: Is laundry the washing of clothing and linens? ¶
Q: Was laundry often done in a communal setting? ¶
Q: Is laundry often rubbed? ¶
A: Yes, and twisted, or slapped against flat rocks.
Q: Is laundry still done beside a river or lake? ¶
Q: Is laundry still done this way in some less industrialized areas and rural regions? ¶
Q: Was laundry first done in watercourses? ¶
A: Yes, and letting the water carry away the materials which could cause stains and smells.