1 Posted by - March 16, 2014 - 1st Kwentuhan

252092 Jar


  • maria cecilia murphy March 17, 2014 - 3:05 pm Reply

    My grandparents used to have this jar. we called it “banga” in tagalog it’s called. “kalan banga ” . It is where water is stored and remains.cold specially in summer time. it is an earthenware and may look like a crude pottery but very durable .

  • maria cecilia murphy March 17, 2014 - 3:09 pm Reply

    It is also used to store and preserve food like salted fish, meat and pickles.

  • Carm March 17, 2014 - 9:41 pm Reply

    This looks like a jar used to ferment coconut water into vinegar.

  • James Paul H. Esguerra March 20, 2014 - 6:26 am Reply

    I recently visited relatives, and saw something like this, being used for fermenting sugar cane extract into vinegar. I am not certain though.

    I have also seen things like this being used for making fish paste.

    It probably has a cover that goes with it, made of the same material or wood..

    If one subjects the material to some analysis it may be possible to identify which specific location it came from..

  • Arnie Trinidad March 21, 2014 - 10:18 am Reply

    My family has an antique jar (over a hundred years old) similar to this one. My mother inherited it from her family that resided in Central Luzon, specifically Nueva Ecija. Our antique jar has the same color and material (earthen ware pottery with glazing) like this one. My mother calls this the “kamaw.” She says they used the kamaw to ferment freshwater shrimp or fish to produce patis (fish sauce) or bagoong alamang (shrimp paste) or bagoong isda (fermented fish).

  • Jeremy March 25, 2014 - 2:31 am Reply

    This looks like a burnay, an earthen jar, from Vigan in Ilocos

  • rod pujante March 25, 2014 - 1:49 pm Reply

    Tapayan or banga – an all purpose container used in storing water, shipping container, food storage or for fermenting fish with sea salt to make fish sauce; etc.

  • rod pujante March 25, 2014 - 1:59 pm Reply

    Tapayan or banga – an all purpose container used in storing water, shipping container, food storage or for fermenting fish with sea salt to make fish sauce and other uses. Some tribal communities who practice second burials use it to store the bones of loved ones.

  • Juan Marco March 26, 2014 - 5:28 am Reply

    Is it made from clay? We used to have this type of container in my Grandmothers house. We called it “Banga” in Cebuano.

  • Mara Taguinod March 26, 2014 - 8:12 am Reply

    I believe this is a tapayan. It’s used for storage of wine or water or the fermentation of bagoong.

  • Marie Balangue March 26, 2014 - 11:27 am Reply

    Depending on where this is from — it’s a vessel to make salted meat, sugar cane vinegar, or patis. We have some in my maternal grandparents’ house.

    I think if it were more symmetrical, it could even be a burial jar.

  • oriel m. sevilla April 1, 2014 - 12:52 am Reply

    I am from the island of Cebu.. This item is what is called a Banga .. A large clay jar which is an indispensable part of all household.. Generally used for storage of everything from drinking water, liquor, rice to ginamus pickled salted fish preserves.. This earthen vessel predates the Spanish era and are still in use homes in rural areas..

  • Sammi Salazar April 1, 2014 - 3:12 am Reply

    Traditional clay pottery. These had a variety of uses, from holding water to housing trinkets to being used as coffins for the dead. The style is still very much alive today.

  • Maria Teresa Macato April 1, 2014 - 6:43 am Reply

    A rice wine jar which is used for storage and transport among the Cordilleran tribes

  • Gina Mapua April 2, 2014 - 10:51 am Reply

    This jar may have been used to ferment fish or shrimp to make fish sauce and ‘bagoong.” Check by giving the jar a sniff.

  • Delia Millanes -Quinain April 6, 2014 - 2:56 am Reply

    I am from Ormoc City, Leyte. I must be 5 or 6 years old then and I remember a similar vessel in my grandparents (mother side) house that they used to place the coconut water until it turned into vinegar. Where does this particular vessel originated? And what is this made of? The one in my grandparents house was made of clay.

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