The revived Chinese oil paper umbrella

Updated: 2011-09-14 15:38

By Liu Lu (

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The revived Chinese oil paper umbrella
The pictures were taken in Beijing Ruo Shui Tang Oil Paper Umbrella Workshop, a time-honored shop with over 100 years history and known for its umbrellas of delicate craftsmanship and vivid patterns. [Liu Lu/China Daily]

Although almost lost its practical function today, because of its exquisite and tender appearance, the paper umbrella has been gradually converted into a kind of ornament and gift that are still being sought after for collectors and admirers of traditional Chinese art in the modern age.


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