Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Photo-a-Day - April 2013 - Day 03: Starts with "A"

Photo-a-Day - April 2013 - Day 03: Starts with "A"
This is actually a two-for as it's antimacassars on an armchair.  Antimacassars were small coverings, usually ornamental, placed on the backs and arms of upholstered furniture to prevent wear or soiling, particularly in an age when men used brilliantine (macassar oil) on their hair.  They started in the Edwardian age, continued through the Victorian period and can still be found.  These were crocheted by my Gram Nissen.

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