Last week we went to Borsang, east of Chiang Mai, to do a little shopping. We went to an umbrella factory and watched them make umbrellas, mostly from bamboo.
This guy has a piece of wood that spins along its horizontal axis, while he cuts out sections with a large knife and other tools. I wonder how many cuts has from his work.
This lady is string together the "spokes" of the umbrella, which are made from bamboo.
This lady is adding a layer of cotton over the spokes. On top of this will go the "sa paper," which can then be painted or colored.
I blogged about umbrellas once before.