• The Origin of Umbrellas
    The word ‘Umbrella’ originates from the Latin word ‘Umbra’, which means shadow or shade. The original function of the umbrella was to provide shade in the sun – known as parasol, rather than protection from the rain. The word ‘parasol’ (Spanish or French) is a combination of ‘para’ which means stop or to shield and ‘sol’ meaning sun. Origin of the basic umbrellas dates back to more than 4,000 years ago, indicated by ancient art and artifacts of Egypt, Assyria, [..]