Bo Sang Umbrella Village
Bo Sang Umbrella Village is the most colorful of the craft villages surrounding Chiang Mai, Thailand. The techniques for making these umbrellas dates back from over a century ago when a monk, Phra In Tha, brought the knowledge back from Burma and taught the Thais how to manufacture them. The craftspeople in the Bo Sang Umbrella Village have certianly raised this to a high art.
Known all over the world for their beauty and quality the umbrellas are almost entirely — from making the paper to painting the designs — laboriously handmade.