The fur from any of the long-legged marsupials in the family Macropodidae (Macropus rufus, Macropus giganteus, Macropus fuliginosus) native to Australia and nearby islands. Kangaroos and wallabies have a thick silky fur that has fair durability. The hair has occasionally been blended with other fibers for weaving bags.
Synonyms and Related Terms
kangaroo hair; wallaby; pademelon; quokka; macropod; gangurru (Aborigine); joey; pelo de canguro (Esp.); kangoeroebont (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Kangaroo." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 Sept. 2004 .
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo (accessed Nov. 25, 2004)