MEETING PLACE Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Red & Grey
1.8 x 2.7m
Play mat? Camping mat? Floor covering for your beach picnic or market stall? If you’re looking for a sturdy rug that’s hardwearing but also stylish, choose a contemporary Indigenous design mat from Recycled Mats.
The Meeting Place Aboriginal design recycled mat in rich red and white is all about people coming together to talk. It can be used as a reading mat, play mat, camping mat or anywhere you want to gather friends and family to share games, food or conversation. It's one of our many popular group time mats for schools and kindies as the design lends itself to helping children choose a symbol to sit on, facing the centre.
Authentic Design Cultural Mats
Made from 95% recycled materials, Meeting Place mats invite us to celebrate culture as well as conservation. The innovative recycled plastic used 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 Meeting Place, he depicts people sitting around a central campfire, gathering to discuss the day’s business.
Conversations about ceremony, the landscape and home life traditionally took place around a campfire. Nowadays, a campfire might still serve as a warming, welcoming discussion site, or we may substitute the fireside with the kitchen table or back deck. Your Meeting Place reversible, recycled mat will be a handy addition to any of these spaces as a comfortable and long lasting ground cover. Pair it with a matching cushion for added comfort and style, indoors or outdoors.
Every Aboriginal mat commissioned by Recycled Mats is developed in close consultation with communities, and features images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing. Meeting Place can be used to invite discussion about many topics, including culture, family life and Indigenous symbols in art.
Meeting Place Aboriginal design recycled mats in warm red and grey provide cool or cosy ground cover for any occasion, from the classroom to the campsite.
"Meeting Place" Recycled Plastic Mats
Name of design: Meeting Place
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Dean Jakamara Briscoe
Origin of artist: Anmatyerre, Central Desert
Size: 1.8 x 2.7m
Colours: Red & grey. *Also available in the following colour options – brown & 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 Rectangle 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
Stunning designBy: Sarah Holmes on 13 July 2018Thank you so much for our stunning 'Meeting Place' recycled mat which I have used with great pride during our 'Wildlife Dreaming' cultural biodiversity education programs. I receive comments every time I have them out. So proud to be able to support another local ethical Australian business which aims to support and build local community. Thank you!
5 stars!By: Jo on 30 May 2017I'm so happy with the 'meeting place' mat which made a beautiful present for my friend. I love that the design has meaning behind it and the quality is outstanding. Recycled Mat's prompt and efficient customer service enabled me to received my mat within 2 days of ordering.
Great to see that all our plastic waste is going tBy: Rosalie on 25 May 2017I bought a large mat to cover up worn out areas in our carpet. It looks great - bright, attract designs, and smooth shiny texture. You'd never know it is there to cover up worn threads underneath. I'm particularly pleased that it is made from recycled plastic, especially if this contributes to reducing the horrendous burden of plastic waste.
Meeting placeBy: Lorraine Hicks on 9 March 2017I luv my mat..I have placed it appropriately under my dinning table...I would love a matching table runner to go with it....only one thing I need help with. .. is there a quick way to flatten out the folds.
Feedback from PurchaseBy: Michelle Corowa-Reuben on 6 February 2017I purchased a meeting place mat for my family and we are loving using it at the creek, beach and back yard thank you very much and I will be buying another one