Indonesia's Inaugural 'Umbrella Festival' In 10 Beautiful Photos

The Indonesian Umbrella Festival was held over the weekend in Surakarta, Central Java. The festival, organized through cooperation between the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and Surakarta municipality, is claimed to be the first umbrella festival in Indonesia. 

According to festival coordinator Heru Mataya, the umbrella has many functions, such as protecting people from the rain and as a complement to a ceremony. As a multifunctional object, it has many benefits which can still be explored and optimized, especially in relation with the creative economy.