Stored tobacco bales

Stored tobacco bales


Estelí, Nicaragua (NI)
Lots and lots of tobacco.

Bales vary in weight and appearance depending on where it was grown and the company involved. To make a bale, workers in a tobacco warehouse take dry tobacco that's been cured and fermented and layer it in a wooden crate. Burlap or nylon bags are used. When the desired weight has been achieved, a hydraulic press compresses the tobacco into a rectangular block that may weigh up to 110 pounds. The sides are then stitched by hand and stored for years.
Lots and lots of tobacco.

Bales vary in weight and appearance depending on where it was grown and the company involved. To make a bale, workers in a tobacco warehouse take dry tobacco that's been cured and fermented and layer it in a wooden crate. Burlap or nylon bags are used. When the desired weight has been achieved, a hydraulic press compresses the tobacco into a rectangular block that may weigh up to 110 pounds. The sides are then stitched by hand and stored for years.
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By: tallturtle82

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