Balinese Umbrella – Handmade Garden Parasol with White Cotton Top

Balinese Umbrellas

Handmade decorative umbrellas or parasols are a frequent sight in Bali at temples, gatherings, religious celebrations and weddings.

Our single-tier garden umbrellas (parasols) are handmade in Bali from cotton, bamboo and durian wood.

These single-tier umbrellas are 2.5 meters tall with an open diameter of 1.7 meters.

The umbrella top is hand-stitched white cotton, tightly stretched over bamboo slats and crowned with a durian wood (Durio dulcis) carving finished in a gold or silver motif.

The same motif and paint finish is repeated on the umbrella stem. Inside the umbrella, the join between the top of the stem and umbrella head is masked with a decorative handwoven cotton web.

Accent tassles are handmade from capiz shell, foil and wood beads.

As the tops are simply, elegant white cotton, these umbrellas are not fully waterproof or UV resistant and should be closed and covered when not in use.