CROSS HATCH Aboriginal Set of 12 Mats
12 Mats - 36 x 52cm each
Please note that this item is custom-printed to order so will be dispatched approx 2-3 weeks from the time of order and can only be delivered to a physical street address - PO box addresses cannot be used. Our eco-friendly, high tech printing is undertaken offsite so this item is not stored in our Tweed Heads warehouse and is therefore unavailable for Click & Collect.
Indigenous Design Play Mats - 36cm by 52cm
Childcare centres, preschools and early years centres will love this addition to the Recycled Mats product range.
These individual Indigenous-design play mats are designed as learning tools for young children. They feature Aboriginal cross hatch designs with Aboriginal symbols including kangaroos, fish, snakes, goannas, turtles, echidnas, and pelicans.
This traditional Indigenous style is well loved the world over. The technique requires the application of many parallel lines which helps enhance and give depth to the overlaid image.
Each play mat showcases Aboriginal artwork of symbols or pictures, to help children identify and understand cultural and community motifs still used to this day. The play mats can be used as a multi-sensory educational tool to teach children how Aboriginal symbols give information while sharing a cultural experience.
These small individual play mats help you to explore and teach children how Aboriginal people have a deep connection and respectful relationship with the land, and gives you the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal culture and it's people, one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Each design in the set speaks about the native species and its relationship with the community.
These individual mats can also be used at school assembly as carpet tiles for comfortable seating, for seating during lunch time or incursion opportunities, and as stepping stones between classrooms.
Library teachers can use these play mats to introduce Indigenous concepts in libraries and children's literacy zones.
Printed using the latest high tech permanent printing methods, using 100% green energy ( solar ), mats have been treated with Stainguard for protection from spills. Life expectancy is approx 5 years, less for a commercial environment.
The artist of the Australian animal mats is Leslie Giles who comes from Arnhem Land in the the Northern Territory.
Name of design: Aboriginal Cross Hatch Design
Origin of design: Arnhem Land, NT
Artist: Leslie Giles
Origin of artist: Arnhem Land, NT
Shape: Rectangle. Play mats come in a pack of 12.
Size: 36cm x 52cm, 0.6cm thick per mat.
Colours: Ochre colours - reds and browns.
Fabric: Made of a robust recycled material manufactured from car tyres and PET plastics.
Please note: This item will be printed to order so delivery will be 2-3 weeks from time of order. A physical street address is required for courier delivery, PO box addresses cannot be accepted.
Care instructions: May be cleaned with warm soapy water. May be used both outdoors or indoors, but is recommended to not be left in direct UV sunlight as fading may occur 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.
- individual play mats for groups and team building activities
- stepping stone mats to be used in hallways
- individual tiles can be used as seating (assembly, lunchtime, outdoor picnics)
- can be used in art lessons as a guide
- can be used in literacy games and activities
- explore different types of Australian animals for projects
- can be used to tell stories and construct plays
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