Umbrellas are one of the indispensable tools in our daily life. It is normal to have a few at home.
But everyone would never have imagined that such a daily item could not be owned by everyone in ancient times!
In ancient times, people couldn’t hold umbrellas casually, because the umbrellas called “huagai” were imperial articles of Chinese emperors and nobles.
Obviously it is a daily tool for sheltering from the wind and rain. Why was there such a regulation at that time?
In fact, this originated from a legend: In the “Hua Gai” article of Cui Bao’s “Annotation to Yufu in Ancient and Modern” of the Western Jin Dynasty, there is such a saying: “Hua Gai, Huang Di also made it. Fighting with Chi You in the wild of Zhuolu, there are often colored clouds, golden branches and jade leaves, It ends with the emperor. There are flowers like flowers, so it is also a canopy.”
The “canopy” mentioned here is actually an umbrella-shaped auspicious cloud. The ancients believed that the umbrella-shaped colorful auspicious cloud was a manifestation of God, designed to protect the Yellow Emperor, the ancestor of China, and there are countless myths and legends of this kind.
Because of such legends, the ancient emperors used umbrellas for travel. In addition to auspicious intentions, protection from wind and rain, and sun protection, they were also a symbol of imperial power, representing shade and sheltering the people of the world.
However, the word “umbrella” did not appear in the pre-Qin period, and umbrellas were mostly called “cover” at that time.
Therefore, in ancient records, most emperors took the canopy and supported the canopy. Similar “Cui Gai”, “Zhi Gai”, “Feng Gai”, “Crane Gai” and “Luo Gai” were all special umbrellas for the nobles.
Later, until the Tang and Song Dynasties, folk umbrellas were gradually released, but only paper umbrellas were used.
Making paper umbrellas has become an emerging handicraft industry among the folks. Another name for umbrellas is “Gao Mihou”, which originated from umbrella making.
In modern times, the umbrella has countless legends and has become one of the indispensable daily necessities in people’s lives.
However, it is precisely because umbrellas are so common that people don’t care too much about their placement, which will cause the umbrella to be placed in the wrong place and destroy the feng shui. I don’t know yet!
Today I will tell you, where can’t the umbrella be placed?
Don’t put the window
Feng Shui believes that umbrellas are easy to gather yin, but the window is a place to absorb wealth and good luck. If the umbrella is placed here, it will undoubtedly destroy the luck.
Not only that, putting an umbrella in a window can easily cause debris to accumulate, and it will also block air circulation and absorb evil spirits into the room. If this happens, it will easily affect the health of the family. Therefore, it is not recommended to put the umbrella in the window.
Not suitable for living room
The living room is a more popular gathering place, which is very important for family and hospitality.
If the umbrella is placed in the living room, it will destroy the integrity of the living room, easily affect the popularity, and is not conducive to the harmonious communication of family members. Therefore, it is not recommended to place the umbrella in the living room.
Where can I put the umbrella?
If there are many umbrellas in the home, it is best to set up a pottery umbrella stand or stainless steel umbrella stand in the hallway of the home, so that it is easier to store and organize, and it will not appear to be particularly messy in the hallway.
Putting the umbrella in an invisible cabinet can also avoid some troubles as much as possible. If you bring back the wet umbrella directly, it is best to put it in the bathroom to control the dry rain, and then place it on the umbrella stand in the hallway.