"Umbrella" in Burmese, referring to parasols and rain umbrellas. The town of Bassein (Pathein) is famous for umbrellas, including waterproofed saffron-colored ones used by Buddhist monks. In precolonial Burma, umbrellas were also a sign of status, the nine-tiered white umbrella being used exclusively by the king, while other colors and sizes were reserved for high ministers, lower-ranking officials, and commoners according to a precise set of sumptuary laws. Hti also refers to the finial that adorns pagodas, which resembles the royal umbrella and-in the case of the more famous pagodas, such as the Shwe Dagon-is richly adorned with gold, jewels, small Buddha images, and thousands of small bells that make an agreeable sound when the wind blows. Burmese monarchs frequently donated hti to prominent pagodas; the hti were installed with great ceremony and celebration when a pagoda was newly built or renovated.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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