EMU & KANGAROO TRACKS Aboriginal Design Recycled Runner, Burgundy & White
0.9 x 2.7m
Emu & Kangaroo Tracks is an Australian design recycled runner, in rich burgundy red and white. It’s great for use in the home, office or classroom as a talking point décor feature or a handy multicultural teaching tool.
It was designed by accomplished Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, using many different Aboriginal figures. The image represents three campsites, with emu tracks heading west, and kangaroo tracks running east. The centre campsite is surrounded by women, whilst the other campsites are attended by warriors.
Like all of the classroom resources we stock at Recycled Mats, this runner provides a practical introduction to Indigenous symbolism in art and opens us up to the world of storytelling through pictures. Consider using it in conjunction with other mat sets, or tools 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.
In the home, these mats are a lovely way to connect with your own culture or celebrate cultural diversity as you read, eat or play on the rug. This innovative material is soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on, but also tough enough for indoor or outdoor use. The striking colours ensure it’s an eye-catching addition to any library, community centre or office foyer.
Like all our recycled mats, Emu & Kangaroo Tracks is hard-wearing and easy to clean – wipe away dirt and dust, or hose it off and dry it in the shade. Made from 95% recycled plastics, it is light enough to carry or fold up for transport or storage, so you can move it from ‘home corner’ to ‘story corner’ or even outside for a picnic lunch.
These unique, stylish runners make diversity education easy at home or at school. The Emu & Kangaroo Tracks Aboriginal design recycled mat in vibrant red and white can be enjoyed as a camping mat, play mat or anywhere you want to bring people together.
Name of design: Emu & Kangaroo Tracks
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales
Size: 0.9 x 2.7m
Colours: Burgundy red & white. *Also available in the following colour options - black & orange.
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.
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
- Our range of rubber mats may also be custom designed for your own needs e.g. by printing your school or business name
EMU & KANGAROO TRACKS Aboriginal Design RecyclBy: Trevarne on 17 July 2017will look great in the hallway of our medical centre when it is finished being refurbished
Must haveBy: Alison Drake on 15 June 2017This hall runner is better thanI thought. I wish I could buy one for everyone in my family. Warm underfoot too is great in my cold house
Absolutely awesomeBy: Helen Childs on 11 November 2016I just love my mat its beautiful and so easy to care for will be back for more soon.
Emu and Kangaroo TracksBy: Mishele Tolhurst on 23 October 2016I bought this one three years ago and it still looks new! I absolutely love the way my feet feel when I walk on it and often imagine I am walking the path of the Kangaroo and Emu <3 So easy to clean and a talking point with visitors. Thank you!
MultipurposeBy: Emma on 2 September 2016I have it it green and I have used it EVERYWHERE! Hall runner, in front of sliding door, under kitchen bench/breakfast bar, front of tent, shoe/sand mat, under camper van, picnic rug, beach mat, Friday night drinks on lawn mat, at soccer with the boys, at netball, at music festivals, too easy to clean, too easy to take ANYWHERE ❤️