JOURNEYS Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Burgundy & White
2.7 x 2.7m
Journeys is an Australia design recycled mat, in rich burgundy red and white, great for home, office or classroom use. It was created by Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, and depicts tribal journeys between campsites. Symbols include men, women, campsites and travel routes, with different communities separate but interconnected.
The Journeys design allows you to bring diversity education into your early learning centre, library or playroom with ease. People of all ages can learn more about their own and other cultures while they read, eat or play on a colourful indoor or outdoor rug. Like all our school mats, it’s a handy introduction to Indigenous symbolism in art and opens us up to the world of storytelling through pictures.
Journeys is made from an innovative material, soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on but also tough enough for indoor or outdoor use. Created from repurposed shopping bags and food containers, these mats ensure you are celebrating the planet as well as multiculturalism. The Journeys mat is light enough to carry or fold-up for transport or storage, so you can move it from your art space or reading corner to a shady spot outside at lunch time.
Keep your class guessing – or your office décor fresh – by flipping these reversible mats to enjoy two different colour combinations. Consider using them in conjunction with other classroom mat sets, or resources such as The Little Black Game Pack (designed by the same artist) to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art.
The Journeys unique Aboriginal design recycled mat in deep burgundy red and white can be enjoyed as a camping mat, play mat or anywhere you want to bring people together.
Name of design: Journeys
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales
Size: 2.7 x 2.7m
Colours: Burgundy red & white. *Also available in the following colour options - black & white.
Fabric: Recycled plastic
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.
This mat comes in a recycled plastic carry bag for your convenience.
How to fold your 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
- 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
Absolutely Amazing!By: Pauline on 12 April 2018I fell In love the moment I opened my Matt! The colour and design I chose were exactly what I wanted! The Matt is smooth and very durable! We use our Matt for the verandah outside and the whole family lives it!
Happy with matBy: Esme Anderson on 15 February 2018I am thrilled with my recycled mat. I am a Family Day Care Mum and instead of having to use the vacuum on a traditional carpet, I can just blow this clean or any spills can be wiped up with a damp cloth. Could not be happier.
GreatBy: Bradley Williams on 30 October 2017Our mat has been great for our outdoor groups we have been running. Perfect for what we needed
Artwork for your floorBy: Lyndia stella on 6 July 2017I've bought a few of these gorgeous mats different designs different shapes and I love them all !
Best Mat EVERBy: Michelle Morris on 29 January 2017We had been looking for a Mat for the children to play on while we are outside or on day trips. A friend mentioned these mats & we wish we had bought one years ago!! The best ever!! So versatile & easy to transport. The kids are so happy. We love going on picnics. We just LOVE our recycled Mat!