Did you know that Umbrellas were invented by the Chinese? It started out with oil paper umbrella to repel water. I still remembered vividly that my grandpa used a very old type of the brown oil paper umbrella in my childhood.
Craftsman and inheritor Zheng Yinghai, 89, makes oil-paper umbrellas in Yunyang village of Tengchong, Yunnan Province, July 22, 2015. Made of oiled paper and bamboo frame, oil-paper umbrella is a traditional Chinese handicraft. http://www.chinatraveltourismnews.com/2015/07/delicate-oil-paper-umbrellas.html