China is reputed to be the country of the umbrella. The history of the first umbrellas was at least 3000 years. The umbrella of China is divided into two kinds: paper umbrella and silk umbrella.
The paper umbrella was made of paper and oil (paper soaked in oil, translucent and waterproof). The best paper umbrellas oil is often produced in the provinces of Fujian and Hunan. The flowers, landscapes and characters are painted by hand on the paper. It covers the paper after oil, and it is not only practical but also beautiful. The paper umbrella oil can be used in case of rain and sun.
The most beautiful umbrella of China is covered with silk. Parasols of Hangzhou are veritable works of art. The fine silk like a cicada wing and painted by hand, is fixed on a bamboo frame. This kind of umbrella weighs only 250g. In addition to being very useful, it is also an excellent souvenir for tourists. The beautiful Chinese umbrella can be used as umbrella but also as parasols for sun protection. The umbrella is liked by the girl. If you travel to China, perhaps you will buy one for your girlfriend. I am sure that she will like it very much.
The Chinese umbrella is not only beautiful, but also have abundant culture connotation. The umbrella frame is made of bamboo. The bamboo symbolizes the longevity (You can read this article: Traditional Chinese Lucky Pattern and Mascot). The umbrella is round shape. The round shape implied meaning is happy and reunion in China. The red is the traditional color in China. It symbolizes the wealth and vigor. Therefore the red umbrella is the most popular in China.
I think the ancient Chinese umbrella is more romantic and more elegant compared with modern umbrella. A lot of classical love happened under the umbrella in China’s ancient times (For example White Snake’s Biography. You can imagine such a romantic scene: “ancient town + rain lane + Chinese umbrella + Chinese beauty”. Wow, what a fine, romantic and classical impression this is!!!