Parasols are commonly known as umbrellas. It is a folding canopy supported by metal or wooden ribs. The canopy and supportive ribs are mounted on a plastic, metal or wooden pole. The main function is to provide a person with protection from sunlight or rain but it is also used for ornamental purposes to complete outfits.
Parasols are more decorative since they aren’t waterproof. On the other hand, umbrellas are made with flexible plastic or fabric.
Parasols can also be really huge like golf umbrellas. They are either operated manually or have a spring system which opens the umbrella when the button is pressed. Many hand-held umbrellas are designed with a handle of some kind, usually made of plastic, wood, or cane-line crook handle. They come in all sorts of quality and price points – it depends on the material, designer, and craftsmanship