Antimacassars were fitted to chairs – what is macasser?

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Antimacassars were fitted to chairs – what is macasser?

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Avijit Das 8 months 1 Answer 88 views Gold 0

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  1. Macasser is Hair oil.

    As per Wikipedia “Macassar oil is a compounded oil used primarily by Western European men throughout the 1800s and early 1900s as a hair conditioner to groom and style the hair. It was popularised by Alexander Rowland (1747-1823), a celebrated London barber. It was then not uncommon for barbers to make their own hair preparations, and around 1783 Rowland began offering Rowland’s Macassar Oil. Within two decades it had become hugely popular, and was aggressively advertised with extravagant claims of its effectiveness, becoming one of the first nationally advertised products.”

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