I visited temanggung district, in traji kauman village. I walked through houses and saw many tobacco leaves in front of the houses. I asked my friend whose he lives in there and he told me about tobaccos processing before it tooks to distributors.
After tobacco leaves had been reaped and selected they going to be cut into pieces. In this area they called the process 'rajang' (means: cut) and gathered with special secret sauce, it get mix to got blended. The cutted sauced tobacco leaves being arranged on rectangular wicker bamboos that called 'rigen'. The arrangement on the stack called 'nganjang'. Henceforth, the filled rigens should take under the sun to get withered and dry. This process called 'pepe'. It needed to flip back so they use this effort: put another rigen on the filled rigen and flip it back/reverse the below rigen. There are many rigens but this village don't have enough space so they put in rows all the rigens in front of their houses, it tooks about a week and depends on the weather. Also, there is uncutted tobacco leaves that processed the same, it use for cigar. This uncutted leaves called 'dendeng'
This photo is packs of tobacco leaves. The packs made from wicker bamboo basket called 'keranjang' covered by sheath bananas trunk and it need for preparation too. The bananas trunk got pealed, the sheath then got washed and folded punctiliously. This procees called 'bekuk'. Functions are to keep humidity and fresh scent from the tobacco leaves. And packing begins: the bottom and the edge of circle top of the basket layered by sheaths, for avoiding any movements it got sewn with bamboo flats as yarn. The dried tobacco leaves been rolled and put in to basket. When the basket filled, the upper segment/peak of the pack needed to be sewn too. Thus, its ready to distribution for more specific process.
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