TURTLE JOURNEY Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Blue & White
1.8 x 2.7m
Turtle Journey is a tranquil design, ideal for use as a meditation mat, camping mat or play mat. This Aboriginal design recycled mat comes in our mid-size, making it compact enough to fold up for transporting but large enough to gather your family or class group for a yarn or a meal.
Helen Price is a Queensland-based Indigenous artist, from Darumbal Country. Her Turtle Journey design speaks of the real life migration pattern of turtles, who travel hundreds of miles for the breeding season, but always return. The turtle never forgets where it comes from and nothing can keep it from coming home. “There is something inside, in its soul, that knows the way,” says the artist. It is similar to the journey back to country, where your soul is at home. It’s this literal and figurative journey that Price had in mind when she created Turtle Journey.
This mat is ideal as a souvenir of your Australian travels or as a discussion starter for multicultural early learning centres or community groups. The intense blue and white, striking turtle imagery will make a big visual impact in an office foyer or beach shopfront. Match this mat with an eye-catching cushion in a matching design and colour for a living room or outdoor area talking point!
Like all the authentic, Indigenous design play mats, camping mats and classroom mats available from Recycled Mats, Turtle Journey is easy to clean and care for. Made from 95% recycled plastics, dust, sand or food spills wipe away with ease, making them equally useful in the home or in public settings – indoors and outdoors.
Celebrate the beauty of the natural world and the spiritual connection to home with Turtle Journey, an Aboriginal design recycled mat in stunning blue and white. Order online today!
Name of design: Turtle Journey
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Helen Price
Origin of artist: Darumbal country, Queensland
Size: 1.8 x 2.7m
Colours: Blue & white. * Also available in the following colour options - blue & green.
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
Loving our matBy: Katy on 17 February 2018I bought this beautiful mat for my classroom. It is great for outdoor activities too.
TurtleBy: Dizne Middlin on 15 February 2018beautifully made and delivered very quickly will be buying more and have recommended to my friends
Just what we wantedBy: Donna McAndrew on 15 February 2018Fast delivery and perfect size for the beach
Loving our matBy: Katy on 14 February 2018I bought this beautiful mat for my classroom. It is great for outdoor activities too.
Turtle Journey MatBy: Jessica Mills on 6 September 2017My family and I absolutely love our new mat. We not only use it outside but also when we have picnic dinners inside. Looks great, good size for a family of 5, easy to clean and store away.