PEOPLE & NECESSITIES Aboriginal Design Seating Mats, Set Of 6

30cm Diameter


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Customer Pick-up from Recycled Mats Warehouse, Unit 2/42 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486 Opening Hours 9-5, Monday - Friday & the first Saturday of each month 9 - 1 pm. Please bring your order number for verification purposes. Shipping fees apply if the item has to be shipped and is not collected in person

These Aboriginal design educational mats feature lively faces and bright colours that kids will love. These individual seating mats make it easy to bring diversity education into your home or classroom every day. The vibrant, eye-catching designs depict symbols with a connection to Indigenous culture and beliefs, helping children learn more about their own and other cultures while they read, eat or play.

Designed by respected Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, this pack features Indigenous motifs representing people and necessities of life. Children are invited to admire the colours, copy the drawings or share stories about men, women, children, campsites, waterholes and shelters.  

Young children will admire the illustrations, whilst older children can extend their learning to look for other representations of symbols in Indigenous art or stories.

Symbolism is integral to self-expression in Australian Indigenous storytelling through art. Symbols can be used to share creative stories, create rules or give directions. Helping children interpret the language of symbolic communication brings benefits for general cognitive development as well as cultural understanding.

Each mat in the set of 6 is round, 30cm in diameter and made from 100% recycled materials, including car tyres and PET bottles. This makes them easy to clean, lightweight for storage and transport and robust for a long life in your home or classroom. Use them on their own, mix and match with other individual seating sets or make them part of a collection of Aboriginal mats for use in every room of your school or kindy.  

These mats are a great way to teach the meaning of Aboriginal symbols in daily class and can be used as extension activities to many other key learning outcomes. Consider using them in conjunction with other mat sets, or resources such as The Little Black Game Pack (designed by the same artist) to enhance the learning experience.  

Aboriginal design educational mats help children celebrate people, lifestyles and cultural diversity while they enjoy daily activities. By a set online today!

Name of design: People & Necessities

Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal

Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie

Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales

Shape: Round

Size: 30cm diameter, set of 6

Colours: Purple with multi-coloured illustrations. *Also available in the following colour options - blue Tools and orange Animals & Nature.  

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 play mats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.

Suitable uses:

  • Play mat in child care centres and kindies
  • Library storytelling mats
  • Camping mats or beach mats – use as individual eating spots or campfire seating
  • Mat spaces for ‘musical chairs’ or other movement games
  • Celebrate diversity through art.


Barcode # 797776542390
Brand Recycled Mats
Shipping Weight 1.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.300m
Shipping Height 0.050m
Shipping Length 0.300m
Shipping Cubic 0.004500m3


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