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History of Umbrella

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Umbrella (uhm·breh·luh ) This was invented over 4,000 years ago and used in early civilizations in Egypt, Assyria, Greece, and China. They were initially employed as parasols to provide shade from the sun. And it comes from the Latin word umbra that means shadow. They said that the basic umbrella was invented in China over 4,000 year ago but evidence of their use can be seen in ancient art and artifacts of the same period in Egypt and Greece too.

Emergent umbrellas were first made of palm leaves, papyrus and peacock feathers and they were exclusively reserved for the upper class in ancient Egypt and the Mesopotamia region. This product was so heavy it often required people to carry it.

The first man who use umbrella is Jonas Hanway, an Englishman . In the early 1750s he returned from a trip to France, began carrying an umbrella around the rainy streets of London.

Umbrellas became more and more popular with the European higher-class society in the 18th century, it even became a fashion accessory during the period of the French revolution. Craftsmen focused their work on the handles, to make works of art through refining and sculpting canes from prestigious materials like ebon

Hans Haupt is the first man who invented the first telescopic foldable umbrella in 1982. However, Jean Marius invented a compact foldable umbrella in France in 1701. And It was only by 1969 that Bradford Philips obtained the first patent for his foldable umbrella invention. But the story doesn’t end there because as time goes by there are umbrellas that was invented by other countries with new materials that gives way to development of new models such as But the story doesn’t end there, materials continue to evolve for more resistance and comfort… which gives way to the development of new models: transparent umbrella, pocket-sized umbrella, inverted umbrellas, walking-stick umbrellas.

Nowadays Our umbrellas are equipped with the latest technology. The Teflon coating allows rain drops to slide down the cover with no impact. And there is patented absorbent covers which helps our umbrellas dry inside our bag! And due to our technology today there are more choices of umbrellas and covers that you can find online.


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