2023 NEW PARASOLS
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handmade works of art
"A sustainably conscious brand that reimagines the colourful parasols of India and Bali and brings them to our own gardens"
Our Round Bamboo Canopies
HAND MADE & PAINTED IN BALI
Our round bamboo canopies are hand painted by talented artisans in Bali. A beautiful, meditative process that can take more than a full day to complete.
Round parasol poles
HAND CARVED IN BALI
The round bamboo parasol poles are carved with chisels, and the artisans carve the pattern twice. Once the pattern is carved they paint the notches with metallic paint.
SCREEN PRINTED IN INDIA
Our Octagonal canopies are screen printed in Rajasthan, India. Each colour in the pattern has its own screen, and each panel is printed separately. Some of our William Morris parasols require 28 screens to print the patterns for the parasol and its valance.
OUR OCTAGONAL FRAMES
HANDMADE IN THE UK
We have been working with talented carpenters and woodturners in Hampshire to create our perfect parasol frames. The frames are made from FSC certified ash wood, protected with linseed oil and UV protection on the hand turned finial.
HAND BLOCK PRINTED IN INDIA
Our cushions are printed using wooden blocks in Rajasthan, India. Each colour in the pattern has its own wooden block and tray of dye. The wooden blocks are all carved by hand and their intricacy is astonishing.
Rajasthan is famous for this ancient form of hand block printing and it produces sublime textiles that machines cannot rival. The painstaking artform of matching the blocks to produce the pattern takes years to master, and it is sadly dying out in India.