Macassar oil was an unguent for the hair commonly used by men in the early 19th century. The poet Byron called it "thine incomparable oil, Macassar". Aroundthese started to be known as antimacassars. They were also installed in theatres, from They came to have elaborate patterns, often in matching sets for the various items of Clocking Å - Begga(R) - Antimacassar furniture; they were either made at home using a variety of techniques such as crochet or tattingor purchased.
The original antimacassars were usually made of stiff white crochet-work, but in the third quarter of the 19th century they became simpler and softer, usually fabric embroidered with a simple pattern in wool or silk.
By the beginning of the 20th century, antimacassars had become so associated in people's minds with the Victorian period that the word briefly became a figurative term for it. For example, antimacassars are Occasionally Dangerous - Various - Indietracks Compilation 2014 of old-fashioned, Victorian-era women in Rebecca West's novel The Return of the Soldier.
Antimacassars are also used on the seat headrests of commercial passenger transport vehicles, such as trains, buses and, especially, aircraft to extend the life of fabrics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Anti-macassar. London: Allen Lanep. Cambridge University Press. The Return of the Soldier. The Century Co. Categories : Furniture Upholstery.
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