Oil-paper Umbrella



A typical paper umbrella consists of ribs, head, handle, shades and the paintings adorning the shades. Each part is carefully chosen and treated to endure harsh weather. For instance, the ribs of the umbrella are made of bamboo that is more than five years old. This bamboo is, then, specially treated which makes it pliable and resistant to decay. 



The paper umbrella has been an age-old tradition in Fuzhou, the main city of the Fujian province and it dates back to over 2000 years ago. Over the years, a variety of paper umbrellas have found their way out of Fuzhou. Some of the more popular ones are the floral umbrella, the silk cotton paper umbrella, the bluish green boron umbrella, the double layered floral umbrella, and the serigraph umbrella.