MEETING PLACE Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Brown & White
1.8 x 2.7m
Play mat? Caravan mat? Floor covering for your campground or beach picnic? If you’re looking for a colourful rug that’s hardwearing but also stylish, choose a contemporary Indigenous design mat from Recycled Mats.
The Meeting Place Aboriginal design recycled mat in earthy brown 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.
Recycled Polypropylene Outdoor Rugs
Made from 95% recycled materials, Meeting Place mats invite us to celebrate culture as well as conservation. The innovative recycled plastics used to create our mats makes them 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 deep brown and white provide cool or cosy ground cover for any occasion, from the classroom to the campsite.
"Meeting Place" Aboriginal 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: Brown & white. *Also available in the following colour options – red & grey.
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: 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
Excellent matsBy: Marg on 14 April 2018Love my new outdoor mats, just perfect for so many uses. Great service, they arrived very quickly, too.
Meeting Place matBy: Taryn on 25 August 2017Absolutely love this mat. Not only does it look amazing, it is also environmentally friendly. Love that it reversible as well, it's a decent size and overall just looks great. Very happy with my purchase and will be definitely ordering from Recycled Mats again :) 10/10
Meeting PlaceBy: Susan Hedley on 24 April 2017This mat is better than I expected. I am going to use it under the awning on my campervan. It is light weight and packs easily and neatly into its bag. The design is delightful. I have already had many friends comment on it.
meeting placeBy: Emma Turner on 31 March 2017I am so ,so happy with my beautiful mat! It arrived so quickly, and is absolutely gorgeous. I will be a regular customer
Brown & WhiteBy: doreen cattlin on 26 March 2017Love it