Umbrellas & Parasols

Thai umbrellas and parasols are purchased from craftsmen in a village in Northern Thailand where they have been hand making them for hundreds of years. They have a bamboo support structure. They are available in raw muslin, oil painted cotton, hand pressed mulberry paper and traditional lacquered paper. The oil based paint used on the cotton makes these umbrellas rainproof. The more traditional lacquered paper is also good in the rain, but will wear quicker than the muslin. The hand pressed paper makes a lovely sun-brella (parasol). The paper is either colored or is natural with flower petals, which show up beautifully with the sun shining above them.


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