Ancient Chinese Umbrellas. By Julia Wesley. Who invented the umbrella?. Statistics show that a man named Umberto Rella invented the umbrella. Obviously, the word “Umbrella” was named after Umberto Rella . . Where and When . The basic umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago.
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By Julia Wesley
Statistics show that a man named Umberto Rellainvented the umbrella. Obviously, the word “Umbrella” was named after Umberto Rella.
Chinese umbrellas were made of silk, and later paper umbrellas were created. The Chinese lacquered and waxed their Chinese umbrellas to repel water, so they could be used in the rain. They were among the first to do this. The frames of most umbrellas in China were and are made from bamboo or mulberry bark. The Chinese painted their Chinese umbrellas as well. The royal families typically carried red or yellow umbrellas while the common people would carry blue ones.
Bamboo (Red) Mulberry Bark
Today umbrellas are used just as they were back then! For the purpose of blocking the sun, and staying dry from the rain. Though today umbrellas have a different style in the U.S.