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Vigan, Ilocos Sur: Pagburnayan (Jar Making)

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Vigan, Ilocos Sur: Pagburnayan (Jar Making)

Traveled last May 2015. Details may have changed over a year’s time.

Pagburnayan means a place where you make pots, while burnay means pot or jar. I think there are two shops where you can enter and watch jar making process for free. They would even let you try it, then it’s up to you if you want to chip in a small donation for the crew. We included this in our itinerary and I was really looking forward to it. But I didn’t do it. Thought I wouldn’t get it right so just let Manong do his stuff in the pottery wheel.

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Aside from jar making, they also sell all kinds of clay products from pots, jars, vases of different shapes and sizes.

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Some serve as gardening pots, there are decorative ones and there are those small pots for your kids’ luto-lutuan. Not sure if these are used for other purposes, but just take a look at those cute clay pots!

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Pagburnayan shops can be found at Gomez St. cor. Liberation Boulevard, Vigan City.

Again, details may vary from present time. We were there May 2015.