Eric Piras, owner of the Hong Kong-based cigar distribution company Cigraal and founder of Bertie Cigars Hong Kong, is proud to announce the launch of his own line of cigar accessories: TOTEM.
A totem pole is the symbol and protection of a clan. TOTEM is a collection of must-have cigar accessories, of the best craftsmanship and with a unique twist, bringing together aficionadas and aficionados in the same clan of sophisticated people with flawless good taste, notes Piras.
Eric has always had a fascination with Native Americans, and Totem is a tribute to their culture.
“Native Americans were the first to use tobacco to communicate with the gods and establish peace among the tribes,” Piras said. “I think they deserve our admiration and recognition.”
TOTEM offers 3 types of products:
HOLD: a range of cases that can hold two, three or five cigars, which can hold cigars up to 21cm x 60Ø.
Made for Totem in a French workshop established since 1930, from the best calfskin; the leather is softened and then molded to become the perfect fit for your cigars.
CUT: because the first step in tasting a cigar is a cut: small and light cigar punches, ensuring a perfect hole.
ASH: Embellished with the most fascinating elements of Native American iconography, these ashtrays are original creations by a young French designer, using simple lines and bright colors.
Native Americans expressed their ideas through symbols, and the Totem logo takes pride in its strong meaning: The TOTEM logo is highly symbolic: the crossed arrows signify friendship, the eagles represent honesty, power and freedom; the sun represents happiness, and the feathers of the eagles symbolize the chief of a tribe, while the tobacco leaves form a crown.
Totem will soon be released online and can be found at the Bertie Cigar Lounge in Hong Kong.