55 x 55 cm
Scarf in silk twill with hand-rolled edges (100% silk)
This Un Poco scarf is illustrated by hand and designed to inspire feelings of wanderlust!
Designed by Deniz Acerol
The Design Story
At Un Poco we love animals and biodiversity. This is why this scarf and a new line of scarves are dedicated to Australia, a most unique country and continent in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia is the smallest continent on earth which also happens to be a country on its own. After Greenland, it is the biggest island on the planet. After Russia, Canada, USA , China and Brazil, it is the 6th largest country.
Australia houses more than 10% of the worlds biodiversity, and is home to many endemic species of plants and animals. Australia probably has between 200,000 and 300,000 species, about 100,000 of which have been described. There are some 250 species of native mammals, 550 species of land and aquatic birds, 680 species of reptiles, 190 species of frogs, and more than 2,000 species of marine and freshwater fish. The remainder are invertebrates, including insects.
Kangaroos,wombats, koalas and dingoes are all well known animals that hail from Australia. There are three times as many sheep living in Australia than humans. 17 of the World´s most poisonous snakes are Australian along with 1500 types of spiders, 4000 types of ants and 350 types of termites. Australia has more camels than Egypt and the Tasmanian Devils have the strongest bite per body size of any mammal. The biggest Red Kangaroo ever was 2.1 meters tall and weighted 91 kilograms.
The Australian Coat of Arms features a Kangaroo and an Emu as these animal cannot walk backwards, to reflect a forward thinking culture.
This big country is home to the Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef system (and living organism) in the world that consists of more than 3000 reefs and 900 islands which are home to 350 species of crabs and 1500 species of fish.
Unfortunately, since Europeans arrived on the continent, cataclysmic changes have been set in motion. Australia has experienced an immense loss of biodiversity because of the growing population and the need for more space, the consumption of more resources, and the production of more waste.