Inside a tobacco house

Imagen1Have you ever wondered what are those big houses in the middle of tobacco fields are for?

I used to think they were for suplies storage but I recently found out they are not. They are built to let green tobacco leaves dry inside them.

Here is the process:

Once the tobacco leves are ripped from the fields, the peasants take them to the “sewers”, that are mostly female workers who sew them in small groups and hang them in long sticks.

Once they are done, men take the sticks to the top ceiling of the house and hang them in líne until the whole place is full.

they let some days pass by till the leaves turn completely brown. Finally, they gather the dry leaves and clasify them according to size.

Now they are ready to get cuted into a fine cuban cigar.

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