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The malacca umbrella is the classic umbrella, although there have always been more around like umbrellas with a handle of rosewood, whangee, maple, or hickory. I think the latter is the favorite of mine.
I have now enlarged the selection of Francesco Maglia umbrellas with malacca, whangee and hickory. The webshop already contains umbrellas with a black, navy or brown canopy built around a shaft of maple.