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The platypus is one of Australia's most famous animal symbols and is celebrated on the twenty-cent coin. It can be found living on the banks of rivers and creeks in the eastern states and Tasmania. It is well adapted to its semiaquatic life - the tail of a beaver, the body and feet of an otter and the bill of a duck. But don't be fooled by their cute appearance. The males have a venom-filled spur on the hindfoot that will cause severe pain to humans.

This heritage design of platypus playing is fun, bold and uniquely Australian.

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Tea towels

- 100% pure linen made from the finest flax

- Cut, sewn and printed in Melbourne, Australia

- Printed with water-based natural pigment dyes

- Lint Free

- Super absorbent

Pinnies, aprons & totes

- 100% cotton canvas

- Printed with water-based natural pigment dyes

- Cut, sewn and printed in Melbourne, Australia

Shipping & Returns


Tea towels

46cm X 80cm approx.

Adult aprons

60cm X 81cm approx.


60cm X 60cm approx.

Kids apron

70cm (long) x 51cm (wide) approx.

Care Instructions

- Warm machine wash with like colours

- We recommend not over-loading your washing machine, so the product has enough room to move freely during the wash

- Some shrinkage may occur with the first wash

- Do not bleach

- Rinse well

- Normal spin

- Line drying is preferred to maintain the integrity of the fibres

- Steam iron with a medium heat

Artist info

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Bill Atchison

Absolutely fab. Have dealt before & will definitely return again

Avril MacArthur
My platypus is back!

My sister, who lives on Tasmania, bought me this tea towel from you MANY years ago after I spotted one in a river on our first trip to Tassie. My brother-in-law is Tasmmanian and had never seen one in the wild before. He was 50 then so I was blessed!!

Over time, and with years of use, Platypus had started to fall apart so I was delighted to find you still made him. Stunning still and SO bright!

MANY thanks Avril Norfolk England


    We're proud to create all of our products in Australia. From the cutting of the linen and canvas, to screen printing and sewing, each product is created beginning to end in Melbourne, Australia.


    We really are The Tea Towel People and have been for 70 years. As a third-generation, family owned and operated business, we've made tea towels and kitchenware our speciality.


    Every tea towel we create is made of 100% pure linen so you can rest assured you're purchasing tea towels that are super absorbent, feels great and will last a lifetime.