OUR PLACE Aboriginal Design Recycled Door Mat
45 x 70cm
Our Place is a stunning Aboriginal design recycled door mat, perfect for your home or office. It depicts the map of Australia, arbitrarily divided up, reflecting the many different versions and interpretations possible of any national map boundaries. Australia is a richly diverse nation; our state and territory borders are only one possible way to talk about the cultures and languages shared across the country.
This contemporary design was created by Lee Townsend, an Australian Aboriginal artist with roots in Dharug and Kamilaroi country, New South Wales. She is an educator who believes in using art to start a conversation about cultural understanding. As you journey around this map, it invites you to consider the history of the land you are walking on and the blend of knowledge and culture that has shaped Australia as we know it today.
Like all the authentic, Indigenous design mats available from Recycled Mats, Our Place is light to store or carry and easy to care for. Made from recycled rubber and plastics, dust and food spills simply wipe away. All of our door mats are also treated with Stain Guard before they arrive at your door.
The Our Place design door mat is brightly coloured to match any décor or to bring a splash of colour (and culture!) to a classroom. Use it on its own, or match it with one of the fun multicultural games available from Recycled Mats to generate discussions about geography, art, colour and Indigenous symbolism. It is also a guaranteed conversation starter in the home or office.
Being compact, Our Place is a great souvenir of your Australian travels or gift for international family and friends. Why not use it as a caravan mat and be reminded of the beauty and diversity of Australia as you’re travelling?
Choose Our Place, an Aboriginal design recycled door mat in bright, beautiful colours and a compact design for your home, office or community centre. Order online today!
Name of design: Our Place
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Lee Townsend
Origin of artist: Dharug and Kamilaroi country, New South Wales
Size: 45 x 70cm
Colours: Multicoloured. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
Fabric: All of our door mats have been made to the best attainable standards from recycled rubber and plastics.
Note: Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
Care Instructions: All of our door mats have been made to the best attainable standards from recycled rubber. Follow the guide to for cleaning and storage instructions. Whilst our door and floor mats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
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General specifications for all our recycled welcome door mats:
- 45 x 70cm in size and 6 mm thick.
- Made from recycled car tyres and PET drink bottles.
- The print uses the latest high tech printing processes and is durable, permanent and vividly colourful.
- For additional protection, all mats are treated with Stain Guard for protection from spills. The print and mat have an expected 5-year lifespan.
- They may be used both indoors and out, although long-term sun exposure may fade your mat sooner than if kept in the shade.
- Mats can be cleaned with warm soapy water, vacuumed or given a once over with a gerni if very dirty (ensure gerni is held at least 2 feet away from the mat).
- front and back door mats
- welcome mat for classrooms and schools
- floor mat for tents and caravans at entryway
Door mat mapBy: janalie besoff on 22 January 2017I gave this to a primary teacher friend to use with 2 sets of 6 yarning circle mats. Its big enough for an adult bottom to sit on while the kids sit on the little ones for reading/craft/yarning. I think the items can be used creatively for games etc as well. Seems very sturdy and is colourful should appeal to the kids and help remind of the aboriginal nations in this continent as well as symbols for painting. A bit heavy for carrying around but this stops it blowing away if youre not sigtting on it outdoors.