THE YARNING CIRCLE Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Green & White
2.7 x 2.7m
The Yarning Circle Aboriginal design recycled mat, in bright green and white, is a practical teaching tool, whilst also looking amazing in any home, office or school.
Designed by innovative Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, this recycled, reversible floor mat includes a range of different Aboriginal symbols. Can you see men and women? Children? Emu or kangaroo tracks? How about digging tools, boomerangs and coolamons? Introduce children to the world of storytelling through symbolism, which is a central part of Aboriginal art.
These mats are a great way to bring diversity education into the school or early learning environment in fun and engaging ways. Make cultural stories a part of everyday life by using these mats as story mats or eating places. 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 by extending the group’s interest in symbols.
Like all our Aboriginal design recycled mats, The Yarning Circle is durable and easy to clean, as well as comfortable to sit on or walk on. The large size makes it a great space for gathering a class group or extended family, indoors or outdoors.
Importantly, every Indigenous design mat you buy from Recycled Mats has been created in consultation with Aboriginal artists and their communities. They feature authentic designs and symbols that are culturally appropriate for sharing in the wider community.
The Yarning Circle Aboriginal design recycled mats in popular green and white can be enjoyed in the home, office, classroom or anywhere you want to bring people together for a yarn!
Name of design: The Yarning Circle
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: Green & white. *Also available in the following colour options – orange & black.
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.
- Play mat 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 on 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 kids' playroom
- Cover an old non-useable 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
Great for TropicsBy: Ian on 18 May 2018I live on north coast of Northern Territory and the humidity and rain makes ordinary mats impractical - I have two of these mats, 1 indoors and 1 outside on verandah. When they get dirty I just mop them! Aboriginal design suits area I live (surrounded by Kenbi Land) - neighbours always ask where I got them. Great for tropical houses.
Yarning Circle MatBy: Bronwen Scott on 21 April 2018This is my second mat from Recyled Mats. Thanks for the super fast delivery! Love the colour and design. Both my mats are outdoors, perfect for brightening up a concrete patio. I will definitely buy from you again in the future.
The Yarning CircleBy: Christine HORTON on 4 June 2017Love it!! Love it!!
The Yarning CircleBy: Christine HORTON on 23 May 2017Just love it Will be using at markets..will compliment my leather buffalo sandals I sell
AESTHETICALLY BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLEBy: katrina mirzikinian on 19 May 2017This really adds a warm feeling to the environment. Used everyday we have had many positive comments from staff and families. Well worth it, great Buy.