To Hakka people (Han Chinese people), the paper umbrella itself symbolizes prosperity and good fortune. These waterproof umbrellas were originally used in every day life and in wedding ceremonies. These days, the artfully decorated oil paper umbrellas are a beautiful decorative item, appreciated by both locals and visitors.
There are different sizes and designs available for purchase, and the smaller the umbrella the better as it will be easier to fit into a luggage.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Female friends and family members
PRICING: From NT$400 ($13)
PORTABLE LEVEL: Hard to manage
WHERE TO BUY: Huashi Street Night Market Huaxi St., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan