Paper Umberllas "Khan Nyu" From Ban Mixay Village. An old tradition is being revived in the phuan village of Ban Mixay. The umbrellas were originally made by monk or novices at Buddhist temples. Men who were ordained into the monkhood often entered temples in villages others than those they has grown up. The umbrellas served as gift to those who come to visit. Sale of umbrellas can increase income and therefore reduce the need to carry out unsustainable farming practices or cutting down trees-practices that are destructive to the environment. Many materials used come from the forest conservation.