Made by Hand: The Cigar Shop
Made by Hand profiles and highlights “common goods” that are made by hand and with care. Appreciating a craft has become extremely important as times have gotten tougher. I have seen a draw back to the way things were when things were done right and quality was valued over speed. If you haven’t already watch their series. Its worth your time.
I know, from personal experience, that cigar rolling is an under appreciated art-form. The fact that a person cares for the product from seed to stick is one of the things that initially attracted me to cigar smoking. When I light a cigar, I imagine the work put into it and it makes me enjoy and appreciate it even more.
About the Video:
In 1974, Dominican immigrant Don Antonio Martinez started a small shop in New York City selling hand rolled cigars. Thirty-eight years later his son, Jesus, carries on the tradition. The shop combines craftsmanship with community, mixing equal parts work and play.
- Made by Hand