"Naswar" Vendor in Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Another Dudin photograph taken in the earliest part of the 20th century in Uzbekistan. Seen here is a vendor of "naswar" or a ground up, powdery form of tobacco which is then chewed. Throughout Central Asia, such tobacco products are used, even to this day in spite of the incursion of fine quality cigarettes into the marketplaces. Note the packets of the powdered tobacco product packaged for easy sale in the foreground.