CIRCLE TIME Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Yellow & Orange
3 x 3m
Circle Time is a stunning Aboriginal design recycled mat in earthy yellow and orange. It depicts a learning circle, representing a holistic approach to teaching and acquiring knowledge valued in many Indigenous communities.
Michael Gilsenan is an Australian Indigenous artist with connections to Stephen Island in the Torres Strait and the Yidinji people of Far North Queensland. Here, he uses inner and outer circles to represent different levels of understanding as we teach and learn. The wavy pattern represents the journey of learning. The dots are symbolic of people, with large dots being mentors, teachers or elders whilst the smaller dots represent those who are being taught.
You will also notice a star, which highlights the importance of knowledge and self-empowerment, and a solid surrounding circle that links all these pieces of the journey together. The image, taken as a whole, demonstrates a way of understanding the world and a focus for educators to guide their practice. What better mat could you choose for group sharing activities in your school or kindy?
This intricate design is ideal as a teaching tool, helping students of all ages learn more about their own and other cultures while they read, eat or play on the rug. Why not pair it with one of the fun multicultural games available at Recycled Mats? The eye-catching colours and distinctive cultural imagery ensure it will be a talking point in any library, community centre or shopfront.
Circle Time is made from 95% recycled plastics, including car tyres and PET bottles, making it easy to clean and light enough to carry or fold up for transport or storage. This innovative material is soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on; warm in winter but cool in summer.
Use these rugs as school mats to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art. They're also ideal as picnic mats or just stylish floor mats in the home or office. Circle Time is a great way to celebrate cultural diversity through art.
Circle Time is a unique Aboriginal recycled mat in vibrant yellow and orange. Enjoy it as a camping mat, play rug or anywhere you want to bring people together.
Name of design: Circle Time
Origin of design: Australian Indigenous
Artist: Michael Gilsenan
Origin of artist: Yidinji (Far North Queensland) and Stephen Island (Torres Strait)
Size: 3 x 3m
Colours: Yellow & orange. *Also available in the following colour options - bronze & 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|
Circle time matBy: Trish Rutter on 19 July 2017I was so happy to unpack this beautiful mat.I intend to use it outside our caravan when camping at the beach.It reminds me of my visit to Papunya NT earlier this year.I love it !! Thank you for your excellent service and postage time .
Recycled matBy: Linda on 6 May 2017Third mat I have bought, absolutely love them, always roll it up so they don't crack. Food and baby spills easily hosed through the cracks!
Nonas Family daycareBy: Nona mckinnon on 21 April 2017Excellent product, excellent service. I now have 3 of these mats and love them
Beautiful and PracticalBy: judy on 19 September 2016Hi a big thank you from my Family Day Care children and I for our wonderful mat 'circle time' that arrived yesterday. It is beautiful and so practical. After racing around the design the children sat and enjoyed their lunch then took some toys to it to play. I can see it being a much loved part of our day. Cheers Judy.