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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Antimacassar

I learnt a new word - yesterday.

Antimacassar

It is a "doily" that would have been put at your head area - on the sofa. It protected your sofa from - the oils - that were on your head.

There was a "fashion" to use an oil called - Macassar.

Since the Antimacassar was washable - it worked.

BTW

They are still used today - Trains, planes, buses use them today. They are the fabric piece used to extend the life of the fabric.

Two pictures.

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