Pack Your Parasol!
While communicating with one of our community members, my response included a rhetorical question about bringing back the parasol as a fashion statement and necessity. Thereafter, I noticed several favorable comments regarding this timeless accessory. So I decided to check it out further.
Shelter from the sun
Surfing the net, I learned much ado about the on again - off again trend of the parasol. First, the origin of the word itself means shelter from the sun, (para meaning shelter; sol meaning the sun). Dr. Yvette Mahe in "Fashion History" claims the parasol first arrives on the scene several millenials ago and took on its more modern look about 4,000 thousand years ago in Asia and Africa.
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