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Cuban cigars are rolled from tobacco leaves found throughout the country of Cuba. The filler, binder, and wrapper may come from different portions of the island. All cigar production in Cuba is controlled by the Cuban government, and each brand may be rolled in several different factories in Cuba. Cuban cigar rollers or "torcedores" are claimed by cigar experts to be the most skilled rollers in the world. Torcedores are highly respected in Cuban society and culture and travel worldwide displaying their art of hand rolling cigars.
Habanos SA and Cubatabaco between them do all the work relating to Cuban cigars, including manufacture, quality control, promotion and distribution, and export. Cuba produces both handmade and machine made cigars. All boxes and labels are marked Hecho en Cuba (made in Cuba). Machine-bunched cigars finished by hand add Hecho a mano, while fully hand-made cigars say Totalmente a mano in script text, though not all Cuban cigars will include this statement. Because of the perceived status of Cuban cigars, counterfeits are somewhat commonplace.
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denuska (159) 2010-11-05 12:41
Unbelieveable!!!!!I love it, very special woman.
andreyn (171) 2010-11-05 13:12
Superb portrait - very sharp and colorful. I like it a lot. The model is one of a kind.
smarcell (19963) 2010-11-05 13:18
Nice portrait of a funny lady.
abmdsudi (36320) 2010-11-06 1:25
I thought I can see something like this only in Burma, what a surprise. Nice portrait and colorful mama.
i like the minute detail of her face, lines of life, her expression and her gaily colored clothes and her
inevitable cigar of course. Nice capture my friend. Congrats.
Morac (27419) 2010-11-06 7:20
Superb portrait !
cebe (1467) 2010-11-06 13:32
A subject full of character, colourful. One can regret the small depth of field (cigar!) and perhaps that she's not looking at us. Moral of the story: smoking cigar is not good for your teeth.
ibahadir (298) 2010-11-11 6:01
Wonderful portrait of a very special lady. When I see old ladies, like this lady, I must laugh (positive). But on the other side I am pity with this old lady. It looks that she had a sad past. But great colors and good contrast. Congratulations.
- Copyright: Reijo James (reijame) (577)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 mm L IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): el puro cubano, Thank you for smoking.... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-05 12:21
- Favorites: 1 [view]