Woman with Cigar

old woman w cigar, originally uploaded by Sara Heinrichs (awfulsara).

Tag search ‘burma’. Another great shot by Sara Heinrichs, whom I have featured on this blog several times before.

Larger here.

Cap:

An old woman lights her cigar at market. Love the towel.

Many men chewed betel nut with lime (the alkaline coral kind, not the green citrus kind), wrapped in a betel leaf, sometimes with spices added . (It also causes mouth and throat cancer, but is reputed to prevent cavities, take yer pick.) Nasty bitter stuff, betel, and it stains teeth and mouth a rather dramatic dark red. They spit the juice, making a crimson stain where it hits.

Some women, on the other hand, had these hand rolled cheroots, fragrant and rich smelling, and HUGE. Strange to see a small woman with such a big cigar, but it was actually pretty common.

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