Fine art canvas print, limited edition, signed and includes certificate of Authenticity. Posted rolled and ready for re-stretching or framing behind glass.
The image has an additional margin of about 3 cm on each side.
Available Sizes: 60X90 cm, 80X120 cm, 130X180 cm
A cigar is made of three parts - the outer wrap, called the wrapper, which determines how the final product will look. They are sorted by size, colour and strength, and they are flexible enough to withstand the filling through various humidity conditions. Underneath the wrapper, another layer, the binder, holds the cigar together. Binders are rough, but flexible and strong. The third component is the filler, which is the core of the cigar and its most remarkable feature. The combination of all three components determine the cigar’s quality and aroma - in fact, these are the most well-kept secrets in the industry. It explains why the heart of cigar factories is concealed from visitors - only those with high security clearance are allowed in. The types of leaves on a tobacco plant include: the seco, which is dry and provides the taste and the aroma, and the volado and ligero, which provide the strength. They are rolled by cigar specialists, the torcedores, in long lines called galleries – galeras. Each torcedore is expected to roll around 100 cigars a day. A qualified torcedore is trained for nine months, which involves the practice of rolling one cigar after another. Once qualified, they become eligible to join the cigar workforce.
After a cigar is rolled, it is inspected, weighed and left in a dehumidifying room for a few days. Throughout this process, the blending of leaves is completed, and the cigar is then ready to be packed. After labelling and enclosing the wooden boxes with official seals, they are then ready to be sent to smokers everywhere in the world, and of course to local Cuban customers.