Tonan ajia kenkyu
The Continuity of a Village Industry in a Philippine Community:
This research note aims to explore the e 】 dstence of a traditional village industry in a Philippine community . Tlie Village of Bari is knewn for its pettery within the Province of Antique , It has been producing traditional wares such as water jars , cooking stoves and plant pots for local consumption . The first attempt to develop the pottery of Bari with a new kiln took place in the 1950s . With the Philippine govemment ' s pohcy to promote ceramic industries fer export since the 1980s, the
... ince the 1980s, the Department of Trade and Industly planned and implemented several projects such as forming an association of potters, providing loans , ...md introduction new techn 。1Dgy 。 Despite these effbrts , the pottery of Bari has shown no sign of expansion or growth . It has maintained its traditional structure up to the present . In Bari, pottery has been manufactured by the wives of small fanners and agricultural work − ers who live at the subsistence level . The need to secure a rice supply as well as cash income detemlines the division of labor in the household ; the husband farms rice and the wife makes pottery . Their pri皿 ary goal in making pottery is to meet the basic needs of the household and provide education for their children , Development projects , which endeavored only to improve the manufacturing process , were not appropriate to this socioeconomic situation of the potters. They have not only persisted in their trad童 tional way , however , but also responded as independent artisans tD trends in the local market . For instance , products such as charcoal cooking stoves which carry the name of a brand of propane gas, and a new type of plant pot called ' ' bunsay " 血 dicate the sign of change . It apPears that such innova 廿ons have been able to susta 正 n this vi民 lage indus 廿y .