95-Year Old, Chinese Tung Oil Paper Umbrella — Still Operational.

by Anura Guruge

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

This was at the ‘Traditional Tung Oil Paper Umbrella’ event, at the ‘Confucius Institute’ at UNH (Durham, NH) that I wrote about yesterday.

You don’t come across too many umbrellas, operational to boot, that are 95-years old. And certainly not one as beautiful as that. This was the oldest umbrella they had. I gather they, of course, have older in China. Look at the string work inside. Supposedly there are 3,000 ‘knots’ in that.

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by Anura Guruge

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