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Klaten, a cigar producer

  • Workers prepare nets before the planting period of Vorstenlanden tobacco in Klaten, Central Java. The nets protect from pests and the sun.  JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Workers prepare nets before the planting period of Vorstenlanden tobacco in Klaten, Central Java. The nets protect from pests and the sun. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A worker sprays Vorstenlanden tobacco plant in Klaten. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker sprays Vorstenlanden tobacco plant in Klaten. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Workers sort Vorstenlanden tobacco plant seedlings before being planted. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Workers sort Vorstenlanden tobacco plant seedlings before being planted. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Female workers harvest tobacco leaves manually between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Female workers harvest tobacco leaves manually between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A worker is tasked with keeping track of the harvest. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker is tasked with keeping track of the harvest. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  A worker scales the tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker scales the tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A male worker starts a fire using woods or coal briquettes to dry tobacco leaves for 11 days. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A male worker starts a fire using woods or coal briquettes to dry tobacco leaves for 11 days. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The bamboo ward is 100-meters-long, 18-m-wide and 12-m-high and used to dry Vorstenlanden tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The bamboo ward is 100-meters-long, 18-m-wide and 12-m-high and used to dry Vorstenlanden tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The ward is easily visible from afar. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The ward is easily visible from afar. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A worker operates the cutting machine for tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker operates the cutting machine for tobacco leaves. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A measuring tool from the Dutch era, owned by PD Taru Martani, still functions well. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A measuring tool from the Dutch era, owned by PD Taru Martani, still functions well. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Female workers sort dried Vorstenlanden tobacco leaves before going to the cutting machine. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Female workers sort dried Vorstenlanden tobacco leaves before going to the cutting machine. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A pair of scissors from the Dutch colonial era is still used. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A pair of scissors from the Dutch colonial era is still used. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The already processed cigars are ready for packing. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The already processed cigars are ready for packing. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A clerk maintains records for PD Taru Martani. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A clerk maintains records for PD Taru Martani. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A trademark is put on every cigar produced by PD Taru Martani. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A trademark is put on every cigar produced by PD Taru Martani. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Workers, mostly female, are busy producing cigars at PD Taru Martani in Yogyakarta. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Workers, mostly female, are busy producing cigars at PD Taru Martani in Yogyakarta. JP/Magnus Hendratmo