Chinese Traditional Crafts – Oil Paper Umbrella

oil paper umbrella

Oil-paper umbrella is one of the traditional handicrafts in China. It is a kind of paper or cloth umbrella originating from China. It is also spread to all parts of Asia such as North Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, etc., and developed oil-paper umbrellas with their local characteristics. In addition to it’s the daily necessities as umbrella, the oil paper umbrella is also an indispensable item for wedding etiquette. In traditional Chinese weddings, When the bride walks out of the sedan, the matchmaker will cover the bride with a red oil paper umbrella to keep away evil spirits. At the traditional Japanese wedding, oil-paper umbrellas are also used in the ancient wedding in Ryukyu.

In religious celebrations, it is often seen that the oil-paper umbrella is used as a shelter on the sedan. It is the meaning of perfection, as a symbol of people sheltering the sun and rain and keep away evil spirits. At present, most of the umbrellas used in daily life are Brolly, and oil-paper umbrellas are mostly sold to tourists as works of art.

Among them, Jiangnan classical production process is the representative of oil paper umbrella. Fenshui oil-paper umbrella factory is the only remaining Craft paper umbrella factory in China that maintains tung oil and stone-printing traditional craftsmanship. The traditional production technique of Fenshui oil-paper umbrella factory is praised by experts as “the living fossil of Chinese folk umbrella art”, and it is also the only one “National intangible cultural heritage” in the oil-paper umbrella industry.

Origin
Chinese making umbrellas have a long history, and the earliest umbrella was invented by Lu Ban’s wife, Yun. The oil paper umbrella is a traditional daily umbrella for the Chinese nation. It has been used for more than 1,000 years. Umbrella frame is made by hand-cut bamboo strips, and canopy is a lint paper coated with natural waterproof tung oil. The oil paper umbrella is one of the earliest umbrella in the world. It is made by hand and all materials are natural. It is the crystallization of the wisdom of the ancient Chinese. Oil paper umbrellas were spread to Japan and North Korea in the Tang Dynasty, and oil paper umbrellas were called “Tang Umbrellas” in the early days of Japan.

Production process
The process of making traditional oil-paper umbrellas is very cumbersome and relies entirely on manual work. There are folk sayings: process 72.5 steps.

The approximate steps are as follows:
1. Pick the finest bamboo
2. Make frame:  cut the ribs, and carry out the necessary technical treatments such as water immersion, drying, Then drill, splicing the frame, threading, installing the shaft and the handle.
3. Canop:  stick the cutted paper to the frame, trim, modular shape, solarization.
4. Painting:  painting all kinds of art patterns on the canopy, then drying.
5. Oiling:  Finally, the cooked tung oil is brushed on the canopy. After canopy completely dry, then oil paper umbrella can be used.

All procedures are manual from bamboo cutting to drawing patterns, no machine. The use of materials is also keep in the traditional mode, in order to maintain the charm of its ancient method; and refusing industrialization.

The beauty and elegant of oil paper umbrella, other umbrella products are never comparable with it.

Golf Umbrella Revolutionary Innovation – Latest Version Telescopic Golf Umbrella

Telescopic golf umbrella

Umbrella is the most commonly used consumer product in everyday life. I believe that everyone has at least one or more pieces umbrellas. For personalized consumers, umbrellas should not be used only to keep up the rain; So personalized umbrellas are pursued by many peoples. For example, custom and printed their own designs on umbrellas; There are many types of umbrellas, such as golf umbrella, folding umbrella, reverse umbrella, transparent umbrella, windproof umbrella and so on. Among them, golf umbrella and folding umbrella are the most common.

The most common golf umbrella has auto golf umbrella and manual golf umbrella. The biggest feature is that they are the straight pole and have larger umbrella canopy. The rainproof effect is better when the rain is heavy, but since the umbrella canopy is too big, when it encounters strong wind umbrella can’t always be held steady; For this drawback, umbrella manufacturers have developed the humanized design of windproof golf umbrella to solve this problem. They have made improvements for canopy: using double layer canopy, the wind can pass through the gap between the double layer umbrella canopy; Meanwhile, the canopy keep in waterproof feature.

Structure of golf umbrella and main materials
Size: The smallest size of golf umbrella is arc 46’’, the largest is arc 65’’

Umbrella material:  polyester, pongee, nylon; Besides, fabric also can add UV coating to achieve sun protection.

Umbrella frame:  metal and fiberglass; fiberglass rib is higher toughness than metal

Handle:  Straight handle, curved handle

Opening way:  Manual open, automatic open, auto open and auto close

Printing:  silk screen, thermal transfer or digital printing; Digital printing has the better printing effect, but the price is also the highest.

Umbrella shaped:  Usually, most of the umbrellas are round shaped, and some of them are difference in shape, such as heart-shaped and rectangular and so on.

New Version Golf Umbrella
Today, Mainly introduced a new version golf umbrella – telescopic golf umbrella, which is the largest revolutionary innovation in the umbrella industry in 2018. We knew that golf umbrella is straight pole, and larger the size, the length of the golf umbrella will be longer. For example, the length of largest size of golf umbrella is about 120cm. It is too inconvenient to carry since it is too long. Telescopic golf umbrella with retractable rib technology; The ribs can be telescoped automatic when closed, the closed length is only 82CM, which is much shorter than the same size ordinary golf umbrella, easier to carry. Double layer fabric & windproof design with auto open, With the humanization handle design makes the user comfortable.

The latest telescopic golf umbrellas come in two umbrella shapes, one is round and another is rectangular; they are all equipped with the latest telescopic technology and windproof design.

Among them, the rectangular shape of the golf umbrella, and the unique shape design, may easily accommodate two people; At the same time, it is also a practical backpack umbrella, when you adjust an angle, it will becomes a rain-proof backpack umbrella, keeping the rain away from your backpack ! The double-layered umbrella canopy can be freely matched with different colors and printing designs, making the umbrella looks more personalized and beautiful.