Tear Sheet: The Leaf that Gives Life
In a place known better for its cigarettes, PD Taru Martani is the country’s oldest and largest cigar maker. Taru Martani was initially built under the name of N.V. Negresco in 1918. Three years later, in 1921, this cigar factory moved to Yogyakarta. After World War II was taken over by the late Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and renamed Taru Martani, Javanese for the leaves of life.
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