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From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-10-2006, 01:01 AM (1 of 6)
My father-in-law sent me a package today. (#2 package that I'm allergic to...oh well..)
He said they bought it in Japan in 1970. It's a heavily gold embroidered 'scarf' about 2 ft wide, 4 ft long and is made of red/orange wool. (yucky.) It has tags on it saying, India, Riyhad, has some Saudi writing (so says my husband).

Yes I have tried luck, no matter what I type in...

It gave me a terrible rash when I touched it and made my asthma start up. (I put it where I can't see or touch it and my husband will put it in a bag for me till I can get rdi of it.)

ANYONE know of ANYWHERE I can get info on this stuff.. Or do YOU know about wool scarves made in India (or not) Saudi Arabia (or not). In the 1970's. (that somehow made it to Japan...)

Kath (the FINALLY stumped !!! )
I'm really gonna have to tell my father-in-law, after 32 yrs in the family, that I'm allergic to he won't send'em...(and I won't get sick.:cool: )
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
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From: DorothyL
Date: 11-10-2006, 08:41 AM (2 of 6)
Does wool usually bother you? Does silk? Could it be a blend?
If it has been sitting around that long the dust it gathered probably isn't helping. Or perhaps it was stored with moth balls or something similar that is bothering you. Or maybe it has some exotic critter's fur blended in the wool that is especially bad for you.
User: DorothyL
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From: mommydionne
Date: 11-10-2006, 09:27 AM (3 of 6)
Perhaps if you had it drycleaned? Dorothy may be right about it being something it was stored with. When DH was in Isreal and Syria we had to get all the fabric stuff cleaned it reeked of kerosene (they use it for heating and cooking in the stores etc) and other stuff. I have little eczema/asthma kiddies so the allergy thing is tough.
Probably has some form of goat hair in it.
User: mommydionne
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-10-2006, 09:37 PM (4 of 6)
Nope...I'm allergic to ALL wool. I wear 99% cotton. I can wear silk, when I can get it...
The fabric was stored in a trunk, with lots of stuff from Japan. (my husband grew up there, he's an AF brat)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-26-2006, 01:39 AM (5 of 6)
Well the mystery fabric is no more...I took it to my fabric shop and they took was 100% cashmere. red, embroidered in gold and silver...I think it was supposed to be a decorative head scarf. (it was huge).
All I know was it gave me a rash, made me sneeze and itchy and I'm glad it's gone...:bg:
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: Magot
Date: 11-26-2006, 12:16 PM (6 of 6)
Donna you are good - cashmere =wool made from goat hair.

That would explain it all Chrys!
love and kisses, Jan
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