umbrella

This type of object was sometimes presented to a popular official as a token of respect when he left his district. All donors' names would be inscribed in gilt characters on an umbrella of red silk. But on this occasion, it was presented to welcome the return of a popular doctor (Dr. John Lyal) from Great Britain. A large umbrella, also called the Umbrella of Ten Thousand People or 'wan min san', …

Paraplubak
Coping with nest predation risk in a species-rich bird community inhabiting a Siberian wet…
Accessories Spring/Summer 2005
Ivory and silver parasol handle belonging to Miss W Pickersgill