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History of Umbrella

Thursday, 29 January 2009

history umbrella We have seen evidence of umbrellas in the ancient art and artifacts of Egypt and China so we assume that these are the historical motherlands of umbrella where they were privileges of kings and lords like fans mostly. This invention dated the XI century AC. Primarily the umbrellas were designed to protect exclusively from the sun. And the average umbrella weight more than 2 kg (!), and the handle was about 1,5 m length.

It is known that the umbrella was used as a screen from the sun in the Ancient Egypt time and in Babylon. A very curious fact refers to this, yet the umbrella became a symbol of power. In ancient times in the Far East only royalties or high-ranking court was allowed to wear umbrellas. From the East umbrellas smoothly moved to Ancient Greece and then to Rome where predominantly women used umbrellas. In the West Europe far back in the middle ages  the umbrella was not a customary item and only in the XVII  century the umbrella got popular in France (the other word is parasol) and was used the same with masks as protection from sun. And only in the XVIII century it was acknowledged and largely used as a screen from the rain as well.

People tried to favorably use umbrellas for whatever practical reasons. For instance, in the end of the XIX century they invented the incredible alternative of turning the umbrella into the manual lightning protector. With this purpose a long metal stem was mounted from the above that was connected with the ground by the wire. The umbrella wearer hidden under the silk tent was tightly holding a wooden handle, as an insulator. In the mid 20s the USA offered using an umbrella not to protect from rain or sun but from street attacks. When pressing the handle of the umbrella, it would release tear gas directly towards the aggressor and at the same time alarm was triggered. Nevertheless, an umbrella remains just an umbrella but not the weapon for self-defense and till now it's still protecting us foul weather.

Fashion for umbrella

An umbrella can be widely used not only for purposes to protect you from rain or sun, or just a fashion garment.  You can happily use it as a stick, it can hide you better than any hat with veil and if and when necessary, it may be used to protect from whatever...

Long-long before Madam Fashion appeared the weather was the principal thing to dictate to primitive tailors. The weather itself provided a human being with cloth materials, and the weather determined and appropriated its form and the needs proper. It is quite natural that natives of northern latitude robe in fells, and tropical natives wear loincloth weaved from the fibers.

Outwear of the other nations did not undergo sea changes, it changed gradually instead; accordingly the weather conditions and national traditions. However, it does not to say that in Europe the climate was so favorable to cultivate fashion trends. The history does not say about influence of the weather to fashion development, however it brings lots of examples of discrepancies between them. The vogue has always been in martial spirit with the weather and acts of God that form climate on our planet. And very often the number of victims in this one-sided fight is quite considerable.

Since antiquity time until up-to-date the dialogue of European women with the sun was quite sad. The sun used to burn their perfect pale skin making it red or brown that brought freckles on their forehead an and nose. In ancient Greek times there a headwear was practiced that protected from the sun in the form of the disc with broad brims and sharp bottom that is fastened to the upper coverlet like a shawl and shifted jointly with it depending of the sun position. In the southern countries an umbrella has always been an integral element of the women outfit. It was now and then replaced by a sunshade or a special veil protecting from wind and cold. However, when the hat became larger than the table of the pauper in size, it cannot be explained but the vagary of fashion since it is impossible to explain at all. There was no logic to refer to the sun. And only in the XV century ladies took off their hats when reddish shade of hair fell into vogue. They only did it to expose their heads to the sun and have their dark hair faded and acquired the desired shade.

Women thought of the rain more than neutral. They merely did not go out in rainy seasons. In the last resort a parasol was practiced. Thus, the «Frauenzimmerlexikon» published in 1715, said that parasol (meaning, umbrella) is a screen from rubber sheet used for protection from sun burns, and the rain either. That time the umbrellas can be opened and shut.

From the end of the XIX century the fashion undergo sea changes every 5 to 10 years. An ordinary fashion trend again promises an «ultimate real beauty», a longing to conform with often make one look ridiculous. Therefore one should bear in mind the style and image we create. A classic business-like costume does not stand «gay» motives and patterns in the neighborhood. And by the same argument one should not wear a light crêpe de Chine dress of «flying silhouette» and at the same time a bulky black umbrella. And the most appropriate way is two-three umbrellas available to match your basic styles (like business-like, sporty and romantic or business-like and youth). And this way you will look 100% perfect.

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