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Welcome to my kretek collection site.

Hope you will enjoy watching my collection of kretek cigarettes

Kretek are cigarettes aremade of tobacco,cloves and other flavours.

 

The word "kretek" itself is an onomatopoetic term for the crackling sound of burning cloves.

 

The origin of kretek cigarettes can be traced to the late 19th century. The creator of kretek was Haji Jamhari, a native of the town of Kudus in Indonesia's Central Java region. Suffering from chest pains, Jamhari attempted to reduce the pain by rubbing clove oil on his chest. Jamhari sought a means of achieving a deeper relief and smoked his hand-rolled cigarettes after adding dried clove buds and rubber tree sap. According to the story, his asthma and chest pains vanished immediately. Word of Jamhari’s product spread rapidly among his neighbors, and the product soon became available in pharmacies as rokok cengkeh – clove cigarettes. First marketed as a medicinal product, kreteks became widely popular.

 

 

The site is still in progress, still adding and making new pictures of the kretek packs i have, so keep checking from time to time to see the new additions.