WATER DREAMING Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Red Wine & White
1.8 x 1.8m
Play mat? Camping mat? Floor covering for your caravan trip? If you’re looking for a sturdy rug that’s hardwearing but also stylish, choose a contemporary Indigenous design mat from Recycled Mats.
The Water Dreaming Aboriginal design recycled mat in rich red wine and white is ideal as a reading spot, play space or just an eye-catching statement for your home or office décor.
Sustainable Outdoor Carpet Mats
Made from 95% recycled materials, Water Dreaming is not only great for celebrating cultural diversity – it’s also great for our earth. The innovative recycled plastics we use to create our mats is easy to clean, comfortable to sit on and UV treated to resist colour fading.
Dean Jakamara Briscoe is a respected Australian Indigenous artist from the Anmatyerre, Central Desert, region. He’s a professional artist and owner of Anmatyerre Arts and Crafts. In Water Dreaming, he reminds us of the fact that water is imperative to life everywhere. It is particularly noticeable in desert regions, where rain and full waterholes can transform an arid landscape within hours. Rain means new life.
Every Aboriginal mat commissioned by Recycled Mats is developed in close consultation with communities, and features images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing. Water Dreaming can be used in a classroom to invite discussion about many topics, including culture, nature, conservation and colour. Pair it with a set of educational games to extend multicultural learning or some comfy matching cushions for a relaxed reading corner.
Water Dreaming Aboriginal design mats in warm red and white provide perfect indoor or outdoor ground cover for any occasion, from the classroom to the campsite.
Name of design: Water Dreaming
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Dean Jakamara Briscoe
Origin of artist: Anmatyerre, Western Desert
Size: 1.8 x 1.8m
Colours: Red wine & white. *Also available in the following colour options – ocean blue & white.
Fabric: Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
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: Click here for a step-by-step video on how to fold your Square 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
Great Kid Friendly MatBy: Mahalia Nelson on 22 November 2017Really happy with this mat, we use it indoors as we have tiles throughout. Our little one loves to play and dance on it and it is a unique feature to our home.
Water DreamingBy: Mishele Tolhurst on 23 October 2016I bought this one for my son who is on a journey around Country. He loves it because it folds up beautifully, taking very little space; yet is plenty of room for him, the dog and table/chairs! Cleans easily and dries quickly! Perfect for making traveling comfortable <3