COPYRIGHT

All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced or reprinted the information especially the photographs by any means including computer printing, e-mail, personal website etc. without prior permission of the copyright owner, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a critical article or review.

Sep 11, 2009

AGED AND WEATHERED PHOTOS

This week's photo theme in MY TOWN SHOOT OUT is aged and weathered assigned by Pauline of New Zealand. I would like to share the PHILIPPINES' BURNAY.

Burnay are earthen jars with small openings while those with bigger mouths are called wangging. The burnay is made of clay mashed by carabaos and mixed with sand.

The burnay, locally known as tapayan or banga. In our dialect back in my province, we called it Tadyaw (big earthen jar), or tibud (the small one). In the early years, it was used for storage of drinking water, rice grains, basi (sugarcane wine) and condiments like salt and bagoong (fish paste). Earthen jars are also used in the fermentation of vinegar that comes from the coconut tree called Tuba. Tuba is a coconut toddy that has a stinging sweet and bittersweet taste. Tuba is a sweet, fresh or mildly fermented sap taken from tapping the young expanded flowers of the coconut. I bet you tuba vinegar tastes better if stored in earhten jars than in plastic or metal containers. And the drinking water turned very cold if stored in the earthen jar. Nowadays, earthen jars are displayed in the garden or in the living room for its antique look.

These earthen jars are older than me in many years. We used to store the tuba here.

The three banga photos below are used as a display in the garden.

I took this photo when I visit a friend.


This photo was taken outside the church


This one was taken at Trappist Monastery.

26 comments:

Denise said...

how fascinating. thanks for sharing. they are lovely jars!

Rebecca said...

Very interesting...thanks for sharing this.

NanU said...

Beautiful jars.
Around here too, people love to use earthen jars as decoration. you almost never see them used hold anything any more.

kate said...

I love those brightly colored ones - what a great addition to a garden. I may have to steal that idea :)

Mary said...

Very unique. I quite like the earthen jars.

Doreen said...

very cool and thanks for the information about them. love the header shot you have. stunning!! have a great weekend!!

Pauline said...

Oh, now I have Burnay envy. Would so love to have one! That last one is a real thing of beauty!

Gordon said...

Redlan, I enjoyed your commentary about the jars, especially about the Tuba. I had never heard of it before. You should come see me and we will have a good long talk while I take you fishing.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This post reminds me of an old Pinoy horror flick called "Banga". In the pre-refrigerator days of our old home, we use to drink water from a banga.

Ann said...

Interesting, the Chinese also don't like to keep our vinegared food in plastic or mnetal containers.

Do you like durian and jackfruit.

We have Philipino friends in Singapore, they don't like durian.

witsandnuts said...

I have a thing for jars. =) Hey, is that a real pink jar?

Simply Heather said...

Wonderful! Love those in the first photo.

Jen said...

how cool!

you have some really great photos here, that's for sure.

Carrie said...

This was a very interesting post - I wish I had one for water! I like the shot of the pink burnay the best.

lucas said...

hmm... i am not sure but i really find these ornamental pots really creepy... siguro gawa nung movie na halimaw sa banga! hehe!

GingerV said...

what nice shots, I like the with the large pot in the garden the best. congradulations.

Allen Yuarata said...

wow. ang banga! pero alam mo ba nung bata ako, nung di pa uso ang tubo ng tubog samin, banga ang gamit namin. tapos may maliit na gripo sa baba. ang galing. namimiss ko tulog ang aking hometown. tsk tsk

Lawstude said...

i dunno pero i always find pots specially the old ones scary and mysterious. maybe blame it on urban legends pero nag stick na talaga sa mind ko na merong something moving inside them.

sheng said...

nice jars red...i'm in want of jars for display in the new house... ang mamahal!

Sidney said...

Those are very beautiful jars...I guess they are antiques.

KRIS JASPER said...

TED! gasaka ka man lubi sang una? damu ka nabal-an about TUBA eh.

:)

Linda said...

These earthen jars have such a history, they are artistic and very functional. They are a perfect subject for worn and weathered photography. The trappist monk jar is very beautiful and I like the angle you chose to take the picture. Thank you for this informative shoot.

nuts said...

aged! meron kame niyan sa probinsya! :) nice!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Those old jars are very beautiful. I'm glad they were chosen as one of the photos of the week. Well done!

AJ said...

hi red.

i supposed this is among the best shots in those u took..and txs for the xtra jar trivia. were learning.

the pink one is an eye candy

Chef E said...

Pottery is beautiful when it ages...thanks for showing us these!