|Parasols in Wuhan, China|
In Ancient China they invented the umbrella.The umbrella was first invented in 3500 B.C. This Ancient Chinese invention was used to keep them from soaking wet when it rained. The Chinese used the umbrella to protect themselves from the sun rays. This invention was made by bamboo and oil paper because oil repels water.
The Chinese character for umbrela (傘 ) and is a pictograph resembling the modern umbrella in design.
|A Terracotta Army carriage with an umbrella securely|
fixed to the side, from Qin Shihuang's tomb, c. 210 BCE
Some investigators have supposed that its invention was first created by tying large leaves to bough-like ribs (the branching out parts of an umbrella). Others assert that the idea was probably derived from the tent, which remains in form unaltered to the present day. However, the tradition existing in China is that it originated in standards and banners waving in the air, hence the use of the umbrella was often linked to high-ranking (though not necessarily royalty in China).
Today the umbrella has been upgraded in many ways. For example now a days umbrellas are smaller and some even have flashlights in them! The invention of the umbrella has gave us ideas modify this invention.
Concept: ...from China
China has been the source of many innovations, scientific discoveries andinventions. This includes the Four Great Inventions: papermaking, the compass,gunpowder and printing (both woodblock and movable type). A number of layouts will present Ancient Chinese Inventions.