The entire village of Borsang, Thailand revolves around the making of umbrellas. We had seen umbrellas like these in import stores in America, but never understood how much time and effort goes into their assembly.
While visiting the factory, you can have an artist of your choice paint one of their designs on anything that you brought along or bought in the shop. Laurie commissioned this artist to paint a dragonfly on her computer bag.
The umbrella factory in Borsang is worth a visit. You can watch skilled craftsman build umbrellas and enjoy the vibrant colors and clever designs. If you are looking for unique souvenirs to take home, the shop has many items that can be decorated by the artists for a reasonable fee.