Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Versatile Burnay

Abe V Rotor

Burnay is made from a special kind of clay mined on Mira Hills, Vigan (Ilocos Sur). It is fired to attain the desired glaze. The traditional pottery has remained virtually unchanged for around two thousand years, believed to have originated in China.

Jars are being prepard for making basi, the traditional
wine of the Ilocanos made from upland sugarcane.

Multipurpose earthen jar (Burnaby) for storing water,
grains, and seeds. A modified burnay, one with a hole
at the bottom, is used in sprouting mungbeans ( togue').

Traditional method of making Sukang Iloko (sugarcane
vinegar) on the farm.
Laoag, Ilocos Norte

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