Kangaroo fur

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Eastern Gray Kangaroo Macropus giganteus

Description

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
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937