Occasionally, during rain, they would tie a banana leaf round the head for a cap, or hold one over them as an umbrella.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
Over this way, and you can stand under this big leaf, which is like an umbrella!
"The Story of a Monkey on a Stick" by Laura Lee Hope
She had a green umbrella, which she furled with difficulty at the door, and a palm-leaf fan.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
One of the Samoan legends says that a plant called daiga, which had one large umbrella-like leaf, pushed up the sky and gave it its shape.
"Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina" by W. D. Westervelt
Here, each one holding an umbrella in one hand and a palm-leaf fan in the other, they paddled out to the stake boat.
"Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer" by Rena I. Halsey