THE YARNING CIRCLE Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Orange & Black

2.7 x 2.7m


Rated 5/5 based on 9 reviews.
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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

The Yarning Circle Aboriginal design recycled mat, in bright orange and black, 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.


Large Outdoor Rugs and Mats made from Recycled Plastic


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 circle time 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 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 orange and black can be enjoyed in the home, office, classroom or anywhere you want to bring people together for a yarn!


"Yarning Circle" Recycled Plastic Mat


Name of design: The Yarning Circle

Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal

Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie.  Learn more about Indigenous Artist De Greer-Yindimincarlie in this video interview we did with her.

Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales

Shape: Square

Size: 2.7 x 2.7m

Colours: Orange & black. *Also available in the following colour options – green & 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.

Suitable uses:

  • 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
  • Camping
  • Dog grooming shows
  • Market stalls
  • Lounge room floors or hall runners
  • Cultural wall art
  • Wedding or other ceremonial mats
  • Going bush


Barcode # 797776541836
Brand Recycled Mats
Shipping Weight 3.4000kg
Shipping Width 0.360m
Shipping Height 0.090m
Shipping Length 0.920m
Shipping Cubic 0.029808m3

Highly Recommend Product and company

By: on 26 June 2018
Many years ago I bought culturally appropriate childcare resources from this company who then began to make and sell mats. Fabulous mats made from recycled plastic and decorated with original arts from artists. I particularly liked and bought Indigenous mats for the centre and for myself. I have quite a few personally in different prints and sizes. They are lightweight . Easy to roll up and carry, sweep or hose off and durable . I have had them for approx 7 years. I highly recommend these products and the company. The customer service is great and there is prompt delivery . Lynn Afotey

Red ochre

By: on 27 February 2018
We love this mat at The Nature School. We have incredible red ochre soil that stains everything, but we just put this mat straight out onto it (orange side down) and it's perfect. It blends into our natural environment, the kids stay clean and the mat washes off! Plus of course it's the best place for a yarn...

Awesome mat to use in my classroom!

By: on 2 April 2017
Awesome mat to use in my classroom for my students to talk in a circle in Philosophy class. They loved it! 8 teenagers can sit comfortably around the central fire. I think you should include the meanings of the symbols: children (small u shapes) women (with round bowl and clap sticks) , men ( with spears and boomerangs) and identify the animalsl On the black/orange mat they are emu and kangaroo. I did not realise it would be reversible from your description, so maybe let people know. Thanks for bringing indigenous culture into the public arena as you are doing. All power to you!


By: on 2 March 2017
We bought this as a gift for friends who are ready to travel around Australia. It looks just perfect as the flooring for their camper van. A perfect gift!!

Yarning Circle Mat

By: on 25 February 2017
I recently bought the Yarning Circle mat for my Grandchildren's School. They presented it last Friday at assembly to the Principal, students and parents present. This is a small school 160 students. The mat was loved by all and is now pride of place in the Art room. I was also very impressed by how fast it arrived three days from order to delivery. Thank You very much it is so BEAUTIFUL I will ordering more for my house next. Cheers

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