Authentic Thai Buddhist parasols

L: 75 W: 75 H: 155-200
paper, bamboo, wood
Northern Thailand

Old, golden filigree Buddhist parasols which were used for ordination festivals to shade the boys who were to become novice monks from the heat of the sun. Symbolically, the umbrella would also offer protection from the “heat” of negative forces, like greed, lust and suffering, obstacles in the path towards enlightenment. The cloth of the top has been painted gold. It has a beautiful weathered look consisting with use and age, but overall quality is good.
The diameter of all 3 parasols is 75cm, the length of the stick is 155, 200 and 220 cm respectively.

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