RECONCILIATION Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Black, Brown & White
One of our best selling mats is back in an even bigger size!
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!
Aboriginal Mats Inspiration
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.
"Reconciliation" Recycled Plastic Outdoor Mats
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: 3.6m diameter - NOTE - This mat does not come in a re-useable carry bag, it comes with a single use bag on arrival
Colours: Black, brown & white
Fabric: Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
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.
When you purchase this large Reconciliation mat, it comes with a strong, recycled polyester carry bag worth $19.95 included in the price!
How to fold your mat: Click here for a step-by-step video on how to fold your Round Mat.
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.
Recycled Mats is a proud long-term member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures transparent, fair and ethical business trade in works of art by Indigenous artists.
*More information can be found about all of our artists on our artist's blog.
- Playmat in childcare centres and kindies - fits 30 kids for circle time and a lot more in a cinema seated style
- 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
Reconciliation Aboriginal Design Recycled MatBy: Khim Harvey on 17 July 2018Loved it
Our Outdoor ClassroomBy: Catherine (The Nature School) on 13 February 2018We absolutely LOVE our Reconciliation mat. It fits perfectly in the middle of our log circle in the outdoor classroom. What a beautiful place for us to meet and learn together outside!