What is the secret of your long lasting craftsmanship?
We make each umbrella by hand with love and care, and that is our 100 year old secret! Our customers recognize the quality of our products and they return gladly.
Why is the Šestine umbrella symbol of Zagreb?
The Šestine umbrella is an integral part of the national costume, which was worn till 1960 and since then it slowly started to disappear from everyday life. Šestine costumes are now mainly worn at various events and festivals, and mostly for folklore purposes. The Šestine umbrella is characterized by the red cotton canvas with multicolored stripes, thick wooden stick and naturally curved handle made from chestnut wood.
For which occasions and for whom have your umbrellas been purchased and produced for?
We design umbrellas and parasols for all kinds of theatre and movie productions (USA, UK, Germany), as well as replicas of the 18th, 19th and 20th century. For the princess of Japan we made a replica of a 19th century lady parasol. Also, our umbrellas are ordered by the members of embassies, the government and the Parliament as a gift for esteemed world officials. But the best for us is when a person buys it for someone they truly love.
Where does your inspiration come from?
From our customers; their praises and complaints point us in the best direction.
And for the future…
We will continue making handmade umbrellas, maintaining our quality and maybe expand to other markets.
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