The Hakka town of Meinong in southern Taiwan is renowned for its oil paper umbrellas.
If you want to observe the multifaceted manifestations of 5,000 years of culture, or feel for yourself the joy and harmony of life in a heterogeneous society, then a tour of Taiwan is just what you need.
Oil paper umbrellas play an important role in the life of the Hakka people.
In addition to providing shelter from sun and rain, they are also a symbol of good fortune.
In Chinese culture, they have long served a decorative function as well.
The knots have a symmetrical design and subtle beauty that exemplifies traditional Chinese aesthetic values.