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      Handmade paper umbrellas are the most representative folk art of Meinong. Paper umbrellas were originally used in the Meinong area as a shade for rain and sun. In Chinese, the word "paper (zhi)" and "son (zi)" are homonyms, the parents gave their boys a pair of umbrella at the 16th birthday in the ritual of adulthood. The umbrellas used for the ritual are painted with the images of four persons, symbolizing "completeness", and the girls also receive a pair on the wedding day as a blessing to the daughter for happiness, fertility and good luck. The grace of paper umbrellas express a classic elegance; they are the memories shared by many and valuable collectibles.

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