The Indian stands in his moccasins, full headdress and leggings on a pedestal blazoned with an ad, which reads "Cigars" on one side and "5 cents" on the other. It recalls the old days when, for the benefit of the illiterate, a wooden Indian statue was propped in front of a store to signify that the proprietor within sold cigars. The Indian statue holds the traditional bundle of cigars in his hands and noble expression on his face.
These cigar-store Indians have traded the wood for polyresin and are handcrafted and painted in China. They're ideal for a desk ornament or bookshelf accoutrement. The 5-cent Indian is distributed by Arango Cigar Co. and can be found at tobacconists for approximately $19. For more information, call Arango at 800-22Cigar.
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