Posts Tagged ‘geography’

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Etsybrellas

June 9, 2008

Sorry I’ve been away a while, I’ve not been too well. Helping me recover is the Etsy website, to which I have linked before, which I rediscovered for these pretty Thai umbrellas

My family has been making umbrella for over 50 years. My grandfather makes wooden framework and handle from bamboo.

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Balibrella

May 29, 2008

I’ll have to do a post about the use of umbrellas in Ghana soon, but for a first geographical umbrella post I’ve picked Bali.

Balinese umbrellas are called tedung or “to guard” and are used in religious ceremonies. There’s more information on their history and construction here, and this site and this site sell them for your garden.

(Almost unrelated, I found one of these on the delightful Design Mom blog and I am never buying anything without looking at it again)