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Burmese Umbrella/Parasols - Pathein Htee - from Burma. Distinct from the Chinese or the Japanese ones, the bamboo shaft and ribs are carefully smoothened to uniform sizes, and are hinged on to the main shaft by treading twine. Colored cotton, silk or satin is used. Attractive designs of flowers and scenarios are painted thereon with either oil if water colors.
Do you have that friend that lives where it rains a lot. This would be great, ask them what color their favorite coat is, and match it. I live where it rains quite a bit in the spring, and I like to keep one in the car, one in my husbands car, and the house. So a few are nice to have