Honey Ants [Colour: Mustard] - Aboriginal design Fabric

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Aboriginal design fabric/material - Honey Ants by Dick Brown

made from 100% cotton - easy care washable
44/45" wide (approx 114cm)

Price - per metre

Design:  Honey Ants
Colour:  Brown - Mustard - Olive
Artist:   Dick Brown

designed in Australia by royalty paid Aboriginal Artists and made in South Korea

Story :
Honey Ants are unique in using their own bodies as living storage, but they have more functionality than just storing food. Some store liquids, body fat and water from insect prey brought to them by worker ants. Honey ants can later serve as a food source for their fellow ants when food is otherwise scarce. These ants can live anywhere in the nest. But in the wild, they are found deep underground, literally imprisoned by their huge abdomens, swollen to the size of grapes. They are so valued in times of little food and water that occasionally raiders from other colonies will attempt to steel these ants because of their high nutritional value and water content. Ant’s worst enemies are not us, but other ants. Honeypot ants are edible and form an occasional part of diet of various Australian Aboriginal people. Papunya in Central Australia is named after a honey ant creation story

 

(FABRIC-HA-DB)

SKU FABRIC-HA-DB
Brand M & S Textiles
Shipping Weight 0.1450kg
Shipping Width 0.200m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.260m
Assembled Length 26.000m
Assembled Height 1.000m
Assembled Width 20.000m

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