Story behind the colors

Meaningful colors

Our Bali-style parasols reflect the meaningful colors that represent Bali traditions. We believe Bali is the creative heart of the world. Artistic and music, wise. 

Hinduism — Om (or Aum) is the sound of a sacred spiritual symbol in Indic religions. ... In HinduismOm is one of the most important spiritual sounds. That's why we names our brand, Ombrella Parasols.

Hinduism in general points to the Brahman, which you cannot see, but which is there. It is the supreme God force present within all things. 

In the many temples of Bali, there is a legitimate color system that represents the various manifestations and prayers to the gods. Once you know that the colors red, white & black, the 'Tri Datu' are full of meaning, you start to see the colors everywhere ones you know. 

- Red represents the God 'Dewa Brahma'. This is the God of creation. He created the world and all its beings.

- Black represents the God 'Dewa Wisnu'. He is seen as the preserver and protector of the universe. See our Bali style - Black Parasol...

- White represents the God 'Dewa Siwa'. His role is to destroy the universe and create it again.

The colors represent the 3 phases of life, which in Bali they call 'Tri Kona', meaning birth, life, and death.

The color system caught the attention of founder Jan Willem and inspired him to provide meaningful colored parasols to conscious people around the world.

How the Balinese implement the color in their payers:
The Balinese make offerings to the gods that match the colors and use this to be the best version of themselves. They manifest by color and in a particular order. With manifesting prayers they hope to receive the same powers from the gods to implement them into their own lives.

During larger ceremony days, the Balinese people move from temple to temple, each with it's own specific color or meaning. This video shows you how they do this.

Jan Willem is also engaged in personal development, and here he saw a similarity that resonated with his heart. To be able to connect with the Balinese culture in this way, gives a valuable meaning to his life here in Bali. That is why the Bali style parasols manifest a certain color, from which you can extract meaning for yourself.

The Creative Heart” 

Bali is known as a paradise, perhaps the last paradise... an exotic island with sand, surf, exquisite landscapes, and beautiful, gracious smiling people. But there’s more to Bali than just being an island paradise. It is, quite simply, Asiaʼs creative heart and is known for its unique magical energy. 

In Bali creativity is not something you ʻdoʼ, itʼs the way you live your life. Baliʼs creativity manifests in many ways.

In religion, the Hindu faith of India has been transformed to a form unique to Bali. The Balinese orchestra, the ʻGamelanʼ (a traditional instrumental ensemble), traced to ancient India and China is now a highly individual form of Balinese expression.

Balinese music is based on five tones. In the sacred writings of the priests these tones have cosmological significance, for they are linked with the gods of the five directions (north, east, south, west and centre, where in the middle of a lotus sits Batara Shiva, Creator, Destroyer, Lord God of all.) 

The Creative Heart will also illustrate the influence this tiny island has had on the arts and lifestyles throughout the world. Contemporary music inspired by Balinese form can be heard in concert stages throughout the world, art inspired by Bali and interpreted by Western artists seen in leading galleries.

Throughout modern history, Baliʼs mystical call has attracted creative spirits from the world over and captured their hearts. Master Musicians and Dancers, Artists, sculptors, designers, landscapers, expats who have chosen Bali as their “creative heart”, even surfers. It will be a colorful combination of personalities, both serious and light-hearted that will keep viewers informed and entertained. 

“Bali: The Creative Heart” shows the integration of ritual in Balinese life. While Bali is renowned as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali actually means ʻofferingʼ. Today, even amid the heaviest traffic or in the middle of the thickest tourist foot-ways a traditionally clothed Balinese can be seen doing ʻpujaʼ, (making offerings), not as a tourist attraction but as an integral part of everyday life. Traffic is often stopped for ceremonies, and brilliantly clad Balinese women carry the beautiful offerings on their heads. There always seems to be ceremony in progress and each art form is more than a performance but an ʻofferingʼ to the Gods.

Bakasih Temple March 2022, Ceremony day. Check out the white parasol that matches the model from the picture.