Our Red Traditional Thai Umbrella is simply stunning. The frame is entirely handcrafted from quality bamboo. The shade is made from oil-treated cotton, rendering it waterproof and made for use outdoors. The background of the shade is a true and bright red, while a spectacular gold traditional design is hand-painted on it. Red is the most lucky color in Chinese culture and represents wealth, joy and good fortune. During Chinese new year, the color red can be seen everywhere and is used as a traditional symbol of happiness. In the Chinese metaphysical system, red is a fire element and can chase away evil. In Thailand, red is associated with Sunday. The color gold symbolizes many things. It is most often related to wealth, royalty, spiritual riches and Buddhism. Gold is also intrinsically linked to anything of high value. In Thailand, the Thais consider yellow/gold to be a royal color and is the color for Monday and also the King's birthday. It is also considered auspicious, as it is the same color as the "cassia fistula" which is Thailand's national flower. This tree is also known as the "golden shower tree" and is very pretty and a vivid yellow color. The history of umbrella making in Thailand dates back to around 1800. Of course the Chinese started making umbrellas long before, but the Thais perfected the art later on. It was said that a Thai Buddhist monk named "Pra Inthaa" was traveling near the northern border of Thailand and was given an umbrella made in Burma. He thought it very convenient and visited the village in Burma where it was made. He recorded in detail the method used to make the umbrella and brought it with him back to his village in Thailand. He began to teach others and soon the people began to see the great convenience of the umbrella. It protected them from the harsh Thai sun and the driving rains that often afflict the Thai people. Now you can own a traditional Thai umbrella with the glorious colors of red and gold. At 35 inches in diameter, this umbrella is the perfect size to shield you from sun and rain. Or, use it purely for decoration in your home or business.
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The umbrella was beautiful, although, for some reason, it had a few, minuscule black spots on it, but it never took away from the beauty of it!Jessica -- Pennsylvania
Thank you for following up on this. Great Service!!!Jame Dawson, Seaport Hotel -- Boston
everything about this order was up to par...no effort was too much and quality as expected for items coming from Thailand. Made with care and diligence.Rita -- Washington DC
This Umbrella is gorgeous!! It shields from the sun. You don't look red underneath it. It is so nice! I used it in my beach wedding and it made the pictures pop. Recommend it!--
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