The cultural village of the Lee family umbrella is near the historic site—“Honor words pavilion “ is a place where people remember the ancestors who honored the writers and words. It is not easy to run a traditional oil-paper umbrella shop. We need skilled manual workers to work for a month to finish a high-quality oil-paper umbrella.
The labor costs are prohibitive and the raw materials are difficult to get. We still insist on the best quality, because it is not only an oil-paper umbrella but also a symbol of Hakka culture.
Make oil- paper umbrella in Mei-nong
Conventions oil-paper umbrella before say [black umbrella ] because mix colors question .Make process use pan and charcoal boil. But make oil-paper umbrella tool had knife, hammer, needle, brush.
In long time age one paper had umbrella bon , wall paper ,oil, compose, part had four person make different process. Teacher young people study three year, every study one technique. Because make umbrella very slow.
Materials to come tungoil, cotton paper, persimmon, bamboo. Materials from Mei-houg except come from Tainan , puli , Jhushan .take not easy. Make niggling make one oil-paper umbrella is long time.
Now to raisa output, now little use machin make, but make paper umbrella firsthand work turn twelve way.