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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2012, 10:37:52 AM »
Another bump, because I've found a less expensive reproduction umbrella. This one is from a UK merchant, but even at 15 British Pounds + overseas shipping, has to be a better bargain than the Bella Umbrellas were going for.

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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 12:25:18 PM »
Gem, you might also want to look for antique parasols and umbrellas where the fabric just needs to be recovered.  I'm in the process of recovering an 1880's/1890's parasol right now.  I also have a lovely mid 19th C one that I'm considering recovering but the fabric only has one VERY large hole and -with the fabric placement- it still provides too much information about how these parasols were covered to really take it apart, yet.   

I won a lot on ebay of four antique parasols for $40 not too long ago.  This way, you can use your own fabric to match your outfit.  For a real umbrella at fair, I typically just use my "Sistine Chapel" one.  The Sistine Chapel is period.  :-)

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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2012, 08:58:18 AM »
Here's some info on reproducing period umbrellas/parasols:

I plan to try both versions since I wear both Roman and late period Italian. :)
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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2012, 09:25:57 AM »
Awesome link, Sealion.

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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 03:13:11 PM »
Wow, that is good resource.

Yet another thing to make for my wife ...

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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
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Re: Looking for "period" umbrella
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2016, 08:55:53 AM »
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