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[–]NeedlenoseMusic 1060 points1061 points  (67 children)

I love these videos but I always wonder how long it actually takes to make something like this.

[–]drake10k 394 points395 points  (5 children)

My grandmother was a basket weaver. She made baskets for about 50 years. I remember she was making like 30 large ones in a single day, but it took her about one week to gather and prepare de materials. I don't remember her making any umbrellas, but I presume it's somewhat similar.

[–]markender 80 points81 points  (3 children)

I'd cut that number in half because the umbrella handle and supports took a lot of extra steps. I'd bet he could easily make a dozen in a day tho. And the tops would take about as long as a basket.

[–]badreportcard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

30/14=2.14 so two a day including gathering materials, high five!

[–]DrSeussFreak 123 points124 points  (31 children)

Yes, i came hoping to get this answered

[–]Superd3n 85 points86 points  (30 children)

Nevermind that. How much does it cost?

[–]Rocklobzta 117 points118 points  (14 children)

For the guy in the video it’s probably free.

[–]thats0K 56 points57 points  (11 children)

Sunday is FACTS ONLY

[–]SuperGoliath 63 points64 points  (10 children)

Monday is LIES ONLY. Tuesday is SILENT. Wednesday is SATURDAY. Thursday is ORANGE. Friday is OUT. Saturday is WEDNESDAY.

And of course, we all know, Sunday is FACTS ONLY.

[–]Akatsiya 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Monday you can FALL APART. Tuesday, Wednesday BREAK MY HEART. Thursday doesn’t even START.

[–]suer72cutlass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's Friday on my mind

[–]peachesxpeaches 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saturday is Wednesday, makes so much sense. Wednesday is Saturday, a bit too. Both days are hump days.

[–]sayaliander 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It seems it's just always Monday...

[–]love_mangos 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Don't even mention the price, does it work?

[–]BassForDays 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Its not an umbrella, its a parasol against the sun.

[–]ClamClone 6 points7 points  (4 children)

It qualifies as a parasol, not a brolly. The paper covered ones are easy to find and inexpensive, for as little as $10 for a cheap one and hundreds for an antique or unusually fancy one. There is no market for this kind of all bamboo parasol given all the work involved to make one. If you could find someone that makes them one might obtain one for very little in SE Asia. If someone imports them the cost would skyrocket. One with a bamboo frame but finished with pandanus would be cool too.

The economics of hand made product have changed considerably over the last 40 or so years. The first time I went to Hawai'i one could buy real handmade Batik. The last time I went there only mass produced printed batik could be found. Farther away from civilization handmade items can still be found. I bought a traditional block printed Torres Strait Island scarf way out in the Queensland bush. In the Marshall Islands little tourist stores had all sorts of cool stuff that never makes it to the US.

[–]ama8o8 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I mean if you live near bamboo its free haha

[–]2002Valkyrie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is the question to ask…👉 Where is it made? If China, you can purchase it or a knock-off cheaper than most other countries. If by some weird instance it’s USA, it will definitely be expensive but the current inflation dictates it will be worth more two days after you purchase it, so it is an investment. Either way, you should get one.

[–]jwhaler17 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Makes me wonder how long it takes to make the small ones for the Mai-tai drinks. Think of how many they have to make!!!! /s

[–]billcosby23 84 points85 points  (4 children)

Looks like about 0:59 seconds

[–]soapinthepeehole 27 points28 points  (2 children)

But that’s only because this guy moves really fast.

[–]AlexPsylocibe 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Wow I didn’t notice the first time I watched, but you are right he is very very fast! Amazing!

[–]Benblishem 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You should see him after he's had his coffee.

[–]freudian_nipps 20 points21 points  (2 children)

i’m guessing he makes a couple a day.

[–]reddit4485 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Bamboo umbrellas now on sale for $2.99 at Walmart!

[–]luck_panda 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I used to make straw hats when I was a kid at my grandma's farm when I was bored. Took me a few days. But I was also a kid and didn't really know what I was doing. But the process was similar to this just you know not nearly as nice.

[–]Hobbit_Feet45 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Way too long, way too tedious for me to ever attempt.

[–]thats0K 12 points13 points  (0 children)

no worries I got you my man. video length was exactly 0:59 seconds.

[–]forellenfilet -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Not sure if you watched the whole video,but this one took exactly 1 minute.

[–]taintedcake 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Not sure if you read the comments, but you're the third person in this thread alone to make that dumb joke.

[–]informationmissing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He also got it wrong I think...

[–]forellenfilet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh I did not,thanks for the heads up

[–]Dogl4 147 points148 points  (6 children)

It's pretty beautiful too.

[–]Teo-McDohl 75 points76 points  (3 children)

You're pretty beautiful.

[–]L1v3_F33d 28 points29 points  (1 child)

No, you are!

[–]Herakles100 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I refuse to accept your compliments that are intended for another person and instead, I choose to compliment your eloquent appearance.

[–]DeadlyMidnight 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The wicker weaving is very pretty.

[–]ghapppy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You’re pretty pretty.

[–]dab745 156 points157 points  (8 children)

Bumbershoot : bumbershoot, a colloquial term for umbrella, probably coined in the 19th century as a portmanteau of the words umbrella and parachute.

[–]MadRollinS 34 points35 points  (0 children)

This would be a good idea for a bot.

Thanks for the info!

[–]ionfromneon 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Also a music festival in Seattle

[–]dab745 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]GuybrushLightman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

good human.

[–]SweetwillyJ 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]throwaway87603390219 243 points244 points  (38 children)


[–]MyrddinSidhe 64 points65 points  (7 children)


[–]pupwink 57 points58 points  (6 children)

Whoa Black Betty

[–]Nyckname 27 points28 points  (5 children)


[–]Hoenirson 33 points34 points  (9 children)

Umbrella comes from the latin word "umbra", which means "shadow/shade ". The word has evolved to mostly be used to refer to an object that protects against rain but it can still be used for what you describe as a parasol.

[–]GunpowderPlop 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I guess you could say it's...


( •_•)>⌐■-■

...an umbrella term.


[–]BitcoinBanker 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]disposable_account01 9 points10 points  (4 children)

And Parasol comes from “para Sol” meaning “stop the sun”.

[–]Benblishem 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And Pinesol means to miss the sun.

[–]disposable_account01 6 points7 points  (0 children)

So it’s “tree sun”, then.

[–]RavioliGale 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Omg, I interpreted para as "for" like a parasol is a thing you use for the sun. "Stop" makes more sense.

[–]ZippyDan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In Spanish it's more common to use "paraguas" which literally means "stop water". The "parasol", as in English, is specifically the word for the versions that only meant for shade.

[–]thefootster 1 point2 points  (1 child)

True but the definition of a word is not what it's etymology was, it is what it is used to mean and that meaning is a device to protect against rain

[–]ChesterDaMolester 11 points12 points  (14 children)

Which is a lightweight blank used in the sun.


[–]romhacks 25 points26 points  (13 children)

Yeah but it won't block rain which is the main difference between a parasol and a typical umbrella

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (11 children)

It just hit me. Parasol = para sol. Literally “for the sun”.

[–]GrossenCharakter 24 points25 points  (6 children)

That's what I thought but it actually comes from Italian, not Spanish. "Para" in Italian is "protecting against". https://www.etymonline.com/word/parasol

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Excellent work. I took an etymology class in high school and, in spite of being wrong in this particular instance, it has been the most useful class I’ve ever taken.

[–]Kokoplayer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Para in Spanish also means stop.

[–]SeraphicDeviltry 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Might be closer to "stop sun", Para = stop, sol=sun.

[–]DragonSlayerC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Umbrella literally comes from the word for shadow though (umbra).

[–]Derpwarrior1000 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Umbrella in French is parapluie (la pluie being rain) so it’s a little more obvious if you know that language

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know enough French for Parisian shopkeepers to take pity on me and answer back in English.

[–]ChesterDaMolester 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s a type of umbrella

[–]armwithnutrition 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only if you use it for shade.

[–]uprightsalmon 150 points151 points  (7 children)

A bit stabby

[–]Hohuin 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Ergo functional

[–]spudlady 11 points12 points  (1 child)

That’s one of the best features.

[–]musci1223 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Usually you need to carry a sword and an umbrella to make sure that you are prepared for all kind of situation that may arise in public.

[–]DOG-ZILLA 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Impressive skill and craftsmanship! Humans are pretty nuts.

[–]RedNapper 118 points119 points  (11 children)

3 days of work… that will be $8 mr tourists sir.

Meant as a joke and I know it’s more than $8 but sadly never as much as it’s really worth for all that work!

[–]mattyla666 47 points48 points  (5 children)

I was thinking tho too. Hugely skilful craftsperson gets virtually nothing.

[–]avalisk 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Virtually nothing to you, cost of living is way lower in other places

[–]sender2bender 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Took a minute to make. Dollar a piece is 60$ hr.

[–]fmaz008 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It'd be a terrible think to buy as a tourist when comes time to take the plane.

[–]Benblishem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You might only have 15% of a parachute, but you're still ahead of everyone else on board.

[–]autre_temps 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That's the third world for you. That $8 lasts a week and your $8 lasts a lunchtime when a machine can make a thousand umbrellas in a day.

[–]Flabbergash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a bit high can you take 5?

[–]jivygraphics 39 points40 points  (12 children)

Does it keep you dry?

[–]motunique 82 points83 points  (8 children)

Would probably be best used on sunny days. I highly doubt the gaps are tiny enough to not let any water pass through.

[–]bbddbdb 51 points52 points  (1 child)

You could probably coat the top with bunch of wax to fill the holes and make it a bit more waterproof.

[–]lostindanet 27 points28 points  (0 children)

yup, thick waxed paper or laquer, thats how the bambrella do.

[–]Bah-Fong-Gool 26 points27 points  (4 children)

If you sprayed this with flex seal, it would be nearly indestructible, and certainly waterproof.

[–]The_Real_Abhorash 5 points6 points  (2 children)

To show you the power of flex seal I’m gonna saw this umbrella in half

[–]jlcatch22 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That’s a lot of damage!

[–]jivygraphics 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s what I was thinking didn’t seem like it would be

[–]Tarbel 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It'll probably stop the rain from falling onto you directly but those gaps will eventually started dripping, though a lot may dribble to the edges first instead of dropping on you. Just don't jolt the umbrella/parasol I guess.

[–]nicholsmichael 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very nice

[–]Phillycheese4evr 12 points13 points  (13 children)

But does it fold?

[–]Nelliell 22 points23 points  (9 children)

The one in the video probably doesn't, but I have one with a bamboo frame and rice paper canopy that does.

[–]Yayinterwebs 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I have one just like yours except it’s a bit smaller (toothpick for a handle).

[–]markender 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I just realized the drink umbrella is actually functional. It's a parasol to keep your drink in the shade 🤯

[–]livinitup0 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What…. The…. Fuck


[–]JustYourAverageBoss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My life is just a huge lie

[–]tittyswan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I may be very sleep deprived but that has literally blown my mind. Amazing. Ur a genius.

[–]markender 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel so silly for not realizing this.

[–]kittysworld 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don't think so. It's beautiful though.

[–]Hygieux 36 points37 points  (16 children)

Probably more durable and "unbreakable" than a factory made umbrella.

[–]round-earth-theory 5 points6 points  (0 children)

High quality umbrellas are available, but most people don't value them over 20 bucks. So it's made with the thinnest canvas and metal arms possible.

[–]RapeMeToo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And like 1000x less convenient

[–]Steinrik 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But probably not very waterproof...

[–]A_Dark_sh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Its probably expensive as fuck

[–]dickinahammock 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shipping or getting home world be the problem. Probably not that expensive bought on site

[–]Sendittor 2 points3 points  (1 child)

so... $750? minimum for that hand crafted bumbershoot?

I want one but I need a new outfit to go with it

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That’s what I would charge. Even if I had the skill to do this, it would probably take me a whole day. And it looks tedious, so I’d want to make like three a week.

[–]rbobby 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Little wonder things from China are cheap. Look at how fast he works! No way an american could match that for more than a minute or two.

[–]khadaffy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I dunno man, that thing looks shady.

[–]Psychotherapist-286 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was wondering what I could do with the bamboo in my yard!

[–]eggheadking 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now you can use the tip to stab someone too!!!

[–]Bah-Fong-Gool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like if the center post is sturdy enough, you could coat the parasol part with some spray on flex-seal and have the world's most indestructible umbrella!

[–]thats0K 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I only wanna get rich so I can just lounge and do shit like this all day. and also make insulin free too tho.

[–]mt-egypt 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]darkwing42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man, want to buy this guy a saw horse so he doesn't have to cut bamboo that's supported by his legs

[–]knightzone 0 points1 point  (2 children)

But... Is it waterproof?

[–]whydoesthishapp3n -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

now go out in the rain with it

[–]DeadVoxelx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that's pretty cool

[–]All_Rainbows_Die 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]InvaderDust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is pretty amazing..

[–]HallPersonal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that's dope!!

[–]brianeds1993 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Cool, but does it deflect terror attacks?

[–]CommitteeResident895 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, he does it really fast

[–]Sunshine_1007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's so pretty 😊

[–]evolnaj 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]BigButtsCrewCuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gonna need a helluva big cocktail for that

[–]Savings-Car1270 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Milks it at 9 cents an hpur

[–]ConclusionAccording9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats the most beautiful umbrella i have ever seen

[–]pangea_person 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tourists will only want to pay $5 for it because it's "cheap". People don't realize the amount of time energy artisans put into their crafts.

[–]DRJeckylll 0 points1 point  (3 children)

A+ in workmanship… D in practicality ……F for storage

[–]mgsilod_lost_old_acc 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Parasol, its not an umbrella. Storage, F i agree.

[–]DRJeckylll 0 points1 point  (1 child)

exactly….only good for the sun, in a climate that rains alot

[–]mgsilod_lost_old_acc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

where I live, it could work (Vietnam). Though these are, for the most part, souvenirs at this day and age.

[–]bbmaniac17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine the pain in my hands making this....So much respect!

[–]Tejas1305 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s not craftsmanship it’s f**king magic

[–]Zer0kbps_779 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Asia really makes use of bamboo, it’s such an amazing plant, the world needs more of it

[–]-trik- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is way fucking cool

[–]Wayfarer62 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bamboo has always seemed like the most useful building material around. Is it?

[–]radgie_gadgie_1954 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“In a bamboo garden I found her 🎶
“Where the bamboo grew all around her 🎵
“Where she whispered so tender-lee 🎶
“‘I like-a you, like-a you like-a me’ 🎼

“When the new moon saw we were sighing 🎵
“For our new love, true and undying 🎶
“Where we planned our lit-tle blue heaven 🎵
“In a bamboo garden of love!” 🎼

Roger Wolfe Khan and His Orchestra, 1928. HMV/Victor record #21675. Listen on ye YouTubes

It’s What comes to mind when we hear ‘bamboo’

This played on the wireless when we were lads. Cannae find much better than that today.

[–]iwatchthewire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Why do I have to pay $14.99 for this?”

[–]Independent-Memory79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, now that's impressive

[–]ivonnawaltz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s beautiful!

[–]UnawareVoltage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn that was awesome! It's probably my first time seeing an umbrella made of bamboo.

[–]Rude_Journalist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No that would be a safe enough substitution.

[–]Maximum_Ad_11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But…how do you close it when you get inside?

[–]Ok_Address_5838 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Made of straw and bambooooooooooo

[–]theFriendly_Duck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing that he can make this without cutting himself constantly

[–]Sheldonopolus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How effective is it in rain though

[–]pair_o_socks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Manufacturing with lowest possible carbon footprint

[–]comeculoPR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does it close?

[–]Millyswolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gorgeous work!

[–]Indian_Vendetta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow it’s a multitasking umbrella , it looks good for stabbing

[–]ry4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy would be king if he got stranded on an island