Hand rolled cigars are smoother since the workers easily spot flaws and bumps unlike those produced by machine. – Photo by Reuters
Tobacco leaves are delivered and sorted before being pressed. – Photo by Reuters
A woman sorts tobacco leaves at the factory. – Photo by Reuters
Rolling cigars is a tedious job as it requires skill and deep concentration. – Photo by Reuters
A factory worker with brightly colored nails rolls some cigars. – Photo by Reuters
A woman sorts the cigars before they are packaged. – Photo by Reuters
A woman fixes the ring on a cigar. – Photo by Reuters
A woman fills a box of high end 'Behike 56' cigars at the Cohiba factory 'El Laguito' in Havana. – Photo by Reuters
Cohiba ‘behike 56′ are famous high end cigars produced at the Cohiba factory, El-Laguito in Havana.
These handmade cigars are carefully selected, sorted, pressed and rolled by the workers, a process that has remained unchanged for two centuries.
Cigar are death traps.
grt. i love cuban cigars.
At the turn of the century Cuban cigar factories hired Leeradores (Readers) to sit at the front of the cigar makers’ benches and read them classic literature like: The Three Musketeers, Man in the Iron Mask, Tale of Two Cities, Robin Crusoe, Don Quixote and Treasure Island before there was radio.
It was a good job, and it paid well. The workers were satisfied.
Cigar wrapping is still a good trade in Cuba and Florida. Once you learn to make cigars it is employment for life.
to bad we can’t buy them in the states