RECONCILIATION Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Black, Brown & White
Indigenous artist Angela Marr-Grogan is passionate about reconciliation and building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. Her unique image, titled Reconciliation, encourages people to gather on this Aboriginal design mat, large enough for groups of friends or family to enjoy a yarn.
"As an Aboriginal artist, I am inspired and driven by the depth of Aboriginal culture and my place within it,” says Marr-Grogan. With this in mind, she has used inner and outer concentric circles to represent community and organisations, whilst layered dot work symbolises people coming together to improve and build closer relationships. The result is a meaningful, contemporary design equally at home in a hotel foyer or school library. Like all the sturdy indoor and outdoor rugs on offer at Recycled Mats, Reconciliation is perfect as a camping floor, caravan mat or picnic mat - the choice is yours!
Angela draws inspiration from her identity as a Birpai/Biripi woman, with connections to the Dunghutti and Worimi people on the NSW mid north coast. Every Aboriginal mat commissioned by Recycled Mats is developed in close consultation with communities and features images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing.
Made from 95% recycled materials, the Reconciliation mat is not only great for celebrating cultural diversity – it’s also great for our earth. The innovative recycled plastics we use to create our mats are easy to clean, comfortable to sit on and UV treated to resist colour fading.
Bring a new cultural conversation into your classroom with a Reconciliation mat for group time. Why not pair it with educational games for diversity teaching? Reconciliation Aboriginal mats in black, brown and white with a large, bold and unique Indigenous motif, provide perfect indoor or outdoor ground cover for any occasion.
Name of design: Reconciliation
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Angela Marr-Grogan
Origin of artist: Birpai / Biripi with connections to the Dunghutti and Worimi people, NSW mid north coast.
Size: 3m diameter
Colours: Black, brown & white
Note: These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
Care Instructions: All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow our guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
*More information can be found about all of our artists on our artist's blog.
- Playmat in childcare centres and kindies
- Library 'storytelling' rugs
- Spread it on the floor to catch paint spills while the kids are having fun
- Use it during school or family outings
- Sporting occasions
- Family reunions
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Perfect for picnics in the park
- High traffic areas
- Brighten a classroom or kid's playroom
- Cover an old non-usable concrete spot and bring new life to the area
- Define a play space for children
- BBQ areas
- Dog grooming shows
- Market stalls
- Lounge room floors or hall runners
- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Going bush
Mat weight's guide:
|XXXL||6 x 2.4m||6.5 kg|
|XXL||4 x 2.4m||4 kg|
|XL||3 x 3m||3.6 kg|
|Large||2.7 x 2.7m||3.4 kg|
|Medium||2.7 x 1.8m||2.4 kg|
|Family size||2.1 x 1.5m||2 kg|
|Small||1.8 x 0.9m||0.9 kg|
|Square||1.8 x 1.8m||2 kg|
|Runners||2.7 x 0.9m||1.1 kg|
|Round XL||3m||3.5 kg|
|Round L||2.7m||3 kg|
|Round M||2.4m||2.2 kg|
|Round S||1.8m||2 kg|
|Door Mats||70cm x 45cm approx||1 kg|
AmazingBy: Patricea MacArthur on 5 May 2017I love my mat it exceeded my expectations it is amazing, it just lifts the whole room a real conversation piece. I will buy more.
Love my matBy: Carol Taylor on 24 April 2017I bought the reconciliation mat , at a recent picnic , had a lot of comments and asked where I got it . Great size for my big family . Very pleased with my purchase
Highly recommended purchase - especially for familBy: Katrina on 23 January 2017What a wonderful product these mats are. I am a huge fan (bought this one for myself and then a green + white KORERO for my sister and her family shortly afterwards.) The size of this mat is perfect. Nice and big when laid out. Folds up neatly (we secure ours with a belt) and it still lightweight. We're a family of five and can all comfortably fit along with an esky, picnic bag, a couple of beach chairs etc. Just brilliant. I really love how these mats define a play space and how much we've used and further enjoyed the outdoors as a result of merely having this mat and being able to throw it down so many places e.g. park dates that last for hours because we can all flop on the mat under a tree, long beach sessions having the mat paired with a beach shelter up the back (a winning combo!), water play with the kids with the little pool setup on the mat, which makes it more comfortable and less dangerous. The mat didn't overheat in the sunshine (which I thought it may) and the environmental factor re: recycled materials is an absolute winner too. There are heaps of lovely shapes and designs to pick from as well. If you're thinking about ordering a mat, just go ahead and do it. You won't regret it!
Reconciliation MatBy: Kristy Funnell on 9 January 2017Beautiful design and a great way to embed aboriginal culture into our preschool room.
Reconciliation MatBy: Robyn Hill on 4 January 2017Wonderful xmas gift - the family love it !!