Umbrella silk is very difficult to find now, and its production has moved entirely to Asia.
“It’s a profession that no longer officially exists in Germany,” says Lippke, who is middle-aged. The vast majority of umbrellas sold today are made in China and most broken brollies are simply thrown in the garbage, never to be repaired.
Rolf Lippke, perhaps the last professional umbrella maker in the German capital Berlin, now makes only a handful. Umbrella maker Rolf Lippke repairs a damaged brolly in his Berlin shop.
Photo/DPA Customers include theatres looking for props and brides who want lace umbrellas for their big day.
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Because the umbrella maker trade is dying out, the specialist tools and machines needed to make an umbrella are no longer being made either.
Lippke works with machines that date back to the 1930s that are still in excellent working condition.
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