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Women and tobacco

  • A woman passes by a field of month-old Vor Oogst Kasturi tobacco seedlings in Sumber Pinang village of Pakusari district, Jember regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A woman passes by a field of month-old Vor Oogst Kasturi tobacco seedlings in Sumber Pinang village of Pakusari district, Jember regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  •  Women at a plantation factory in Randutatah village, Paiton district, Purbolinggo regency fold pre-dried tobacco leaves into rolls. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    Women at a plantation factory in Randutatah village, Paiton district, Purbolinggo regency fold pre-dried tobacco leaves into rolls. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A woman arranges the folded tobacco leaves into neat rows for processing further. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A woman arranges the folded tobacco leaves into neat rows for processing further. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A worker uses a rudimentary blade and feeder to slice rolls of tobacco leaves into thin shreds. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A worker uses a rudimentary blade and feeder to slice rolls of tobacco leaves into thin shreds. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A Randutatah village woman arranges shredded tobacco leaves on a bamboo rack for curing in the sun. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A Randutatah village woman arranges shredded tobacco leaves on a bamboo rack for curing in the sun. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A woman worker sorts cured whole-leaf tobacco at a factory in Sumber Pinang village, of Pakusari district, Jember regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A woman worker sorts cured whole-leaf tobacco at a factory in Sumber Pinang village, of Pakusari district, Jember regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • Women trainees practice topping – cutting off the flower buds – on Virginia tobacco plants at a training farm on Sept. 7 in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Central Lombok. The buds are cut off to prevent seeding and to redirect the tobacco plant’s energy into
developing its leaves. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    Women trainees practice topping – cutting off the flower buds – on Virginia tobacco plants at a training farm on Sept. 7 in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Central Lombok. The buds are cut off to prevent seeding and to redirect the tobacco plant’s energy into developing its leaves. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A woman trainee uses a sickle to practice topping a Virginia tobacco plant, cutting off the long spike of flower buds growing from the top of the plant, in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Lombok Tengah regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A woman trainee uses a sickle to practice topping a Virginia tobacco plant, cutting off the long spike of flower buds growing from the top of the plant, in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Lombok Tengah regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A woman arranges tobacco leaves on bamboo sticks in a flue-cured barn in Puyung village. Flue-cured tobacco is produced using a smokeless, heat-curing method. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A woman arranges tobacco leaves on bamboo sticks in a flue-cured barn in Puyung village. Flue-cured tobacco is produced using a smokeless, heat-curing method. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • Mendah, a 49-year- old worker, tidies up shredded tobacco leaves on a curing board, in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Lombok Tengah regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    Mendah, a 49-year- old worker, tidies up shredded tobacco leaves on a curing board, in Puyung village, Jonggat district, Lombok Tengah regency. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • A worker arranges sticks of the hand-rolled kretek brand, Dji Sam Soe, at the PT HM Sampoerna factory at Surabaya’s Rungkut Industrial Estate. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    A worker arranges sticks of the hand-rolled kretek brand, Dji Sam Soe, at the PT HM Sampoerna factory at Surabaya’s Rungkut Industrial Estate. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

  • Women workers grouped in the Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association don the national colors to protest foreign intervention in the domestic tobacco industry in Pamekasan, Madura Island. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    Women workers grouped in the Indonesian Tobacco Farmers Association don the national colors to protest foreign intervention in the domestic tobacco industry in Pamekasan, Madura Island. JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana

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