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What is "Antimacassar" - Definition & Explanation

A small piece of fabric placed on the top back and arms of an upholstered furniture to protect the upholstery. In the Victorian era, people used macassar oil in their hair. The antimacassars were invented to protect the furniture from that oil. Antimacassars can be made of cloth, crochetted, or tatted.

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