Gomez St. cor. Liberation Blvd., Vigan, Ilocos Sur
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Our second itinerary for our Ilocos Trip last April 29. Pagburnayan in Vigan is an iconic pottery place in the city.
Pagburnayan comes from the root word Burnay. It refers to the handcrafted earthenware pots made from Vigan. The process of making Burnay jars starts off by combining locally sourced clay with a type of fine sand called anay. The two are mixed on a circular pit trampled over a carabao, they say these are one of the factors why these jars are much more robust than the ordinary ones.
I was amazed on how this guy beside me made a very nice jar and he has really have a good hands to do it, it was talent really. The demonstration is the best part of this tour. No entrance fee here just a donation.
I didn't leave the place without buying a little jar souvenir for myself as a remembrance of our tour here. I would say that this is very an educational tour. It's one of a kind experience. The people here were so friendly. If anyone of you traveling to the North you must see this one. Thanks to Ilocos Heritage Tours and Travel for including this on our itinerary.
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