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The last cigar roller in Suchitoto

Laura Peña, a 67-years-old Salvadoran woman, applies glue on the top of a handmade cigar in her house in Suchitoto, El Salvador, 30 November 2018. Hand rolled cigars have always been smoked or used for religious purposes in El Salvador. However, nowadays, due to the low profitability and general unpopularity of tobacco, the art of cigar hand rolling has practically vanished. Although Mrs. Peña has been rolling cigars for about 60 years, she claims to never smoke one. Selling a pack of 25 cigars (‘puros’) for 5 USD, she remains the last cigar roller in Suchitoto.
Laura Peña, a 67-years-old Salvadoran woman, applies glue on the top of a handmade cigar in her house in Suchitoto, El Salvador, 30 November 2018. Hand rolled cigars have always been smoked or used for religious purposes in El Salvador. However, nowadays, due to the low profitability and general unpopularity of tobacco, the art of cigar hand rolling has practically vanished. Although Mrs. Peña has been rolling cigars for about 60 years, she claims to never smoke one. Selling a...
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Copyright > Jan Sochor

Date > 30 Nov 2018

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