Jhallari Chhata - Giant Umbrellas

Jhallari Chhata - Giant Umbrellas


Large sized umbrellas or jhallari chhatas are made in Nepal using bamboo or wooden frames. The wooden or bamboo frame is covered with thick cloth decorated with the images of gods and goddesses in various colours. The cloth is waxed and made waterproof. Wide strips of red silk are hung along the outer rim of the umbrella fabric. This type of umbrella is used during wedding ceremonies and other auspicious occasions.

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