Tips on opening a manual umbrella!

Manual umbrellas, as the name suggests, are those that are opened and closed manually. To ensure that your ‘Sun’ brand manual umbrella lasts long and always protects you in the rain we suggest the following:

1. In opening the umbrella always first extend the tube/shaft fully. This minimizes chances of the shaft bending while opening. Do not open the canopy and the shaft simultaneously.

2. Then place your hand on the runner and push till it sits on the stopper. While pushing the runner, ensure that your finger is not placed on the button.

3. To close the canopy press the button on the runner and pull it down.

4. Hold the folded canopy in one hand and then close the shaft by pushing under the bottom of the handle.

5. Ensure that the umbrella is dried after use in the rain. This prevents the frame from rusting.

Designer Umbrellas from the House of Sun Brand!

Let’s celebrate being Indian this monsoon with Sun’s exclusive series “Desi” umbrellas:


  • If you are an Indian Art aficionado ‘Warli Print – Long & Bend Handle Umbrella’is the ideal pick.—long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/302

  • Page 3 gossip on your mind?  Sun’s ‘Newspaper Print- Long & Bend Handle Umbrella’is the perfect choice.–long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/301

  • Deliver your favourite movie dialogues with a punch with Sun’s ‘Bollywood – Long & Bend Handle Umbrella’!—long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/298

  • Remember playing seven stones, gilli danda or tyre with your neighbourhood friends? Re-live those nostalgic memories with Sun’s ‘Desi Games – Long & Bend Handle Umbrella’—long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/297

  • For the health conscious we have Sun’s ‘Yoga – Long & Bend Handle Umbrella’—long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/300

  • Vada-pav, samosas and a hot cup of cutting are a must on any monsoon day. Well, add to that list Sun’s ‘Mumbai Ki Baarish’ series of umbrellas as well. “–long-&-bend-handle-umbrella/299

Happy Monsoon 2017 !

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, Greece and China. The beginning of umbrellas stemmed from assembled leaves of eucalyptus and palm trees that acted as shelter from sunrays or the rain.

The collapsible umbrella is said to have been invented in ancient China and dates back to the year 21 AD, when Wang Mang had one designed for a ceremonial four-wheeled carriage. In ancient times the frames of the umbrella were made of mulberry bark or bamboo.

Later on, the Chinese decorated paper parasols with hand-paintings, waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain. Then, via the Silk Road, the Chinese design of umbrella spread to Persia and the Western World.

During 1700s umbrellas became widely used in Europe and were fashioned out of heavy woods and oil cloth. The parasols were popularized by women in 1800s to 1920s and were made with whalebone or metal frames, with fine silk and fringe attached.

Apart from providing protection, umbrellas also served as a symbol of status and works of art, especially those crafted by the Chinese. It was only during the last years of the 20th Century that innovation took off again for umbrellas. This trend managed to spread across and inventors have managed to improve its mechanical design and create numerous umbrella types with innovative styles and modifications designed to fold for convenience and portability.

With wide range of umbrellas– from classic to contemporary, vibrant to subtle colours and a knowhow that has been acquired through over 100 years of experience, we at Sun Umbrellas have set a tradition of trust and quality amongst Indian umbrella manufacturers. So, don’t just wait, place an order and pick up a Sun Umbrella today!

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