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The last cigar roller in Suchitoto

A brightly painted house with a flower in the window is seen on the street near the workshop of Laura Peña, a 67-years-old Salvadoran cigar maker, 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.
A brightly painted house with a flower in the window is seen on the street near the workshop of Laura Peña, a 67-years-old Salvadoran cigar maker, 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...
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Copyright > Jan Sochor

Date > 30 Nov 2018

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