These gilded parasols are made of colorful SAA paper with a hand painted intricate gold henna design. Painted gold details decorate the carved bamboo handle and carved finial. Both the handle and finial are made with sustainably grown wood. These parasols are designed principally to provide shade from the sun. They can be used as colorful, protective fashion accessories on sunny days. They're also beautiful as home decor and look especially good when back lit. They are great as party and wedding decorations where they provide comfort and fun to guests during outdoor summer celebrations, and can be taken home as a memorable thank-you for the special day.