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Egypts' age long feet-ironing tradition [The Morning Call]

Egypts' age long feet-ironing tradition [The Morning Call]

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In a narrow alleyway in the heart of Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, Ebtesam Mohamed is busy working on a decades-old Egyptian tradition of ironing clothes using her feet.

Unlike in regular ironing, she smoothes out the creases in clothes using a large hot metal slab which weighs nearly 40 kilograms with her feet.

Mohamed, a 45-year-old single mother, has been doing the job for the past 35 years, after inheriting the trade from her mother and grandfather.

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