Australia - "Little Turtle" Helen Price designed
Turtles know the way home
Helen Price, the Darumabl artist who designed this mat, sees the story of this motif as the little turtles running and thinking about their journey they have ahead, so many dangers and so few that make it through to adulthood. Helen connects with turtles because of their spirit that calls them home - the part of each turtle that always knows the way back to the country they came from.
Like all of our recycled mats, Little Turtle is hard-wearing and easy to clean – wipe away dirt and dust, or hose it off and dry it in the shade. Made from 95% recycled plastics, Little Turtle is light enough to carry or fold up for transport or storage, so you can move it from ‘home corner’ to ‘story corner’ or even outside for a picnic lunch.
This innovative material is soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on but also tough enough for indoor or outdoor use. The striking colours ensure it’s an eye-catching addition to any library, community centre or office foyer.
These mats make diversity education easy at home or at school. Consider using them in conjunction with other classroom mat sets, or resources such as The Little Black Game Pack to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art.
The Little Turtle unique Australian design recycled mat in beautiful blue and white can be enjoyed as a camping mat, play mat or anywhere you want to bring people together.
Little Turtle Recycled Plastic Mat
Name of design: Little Turtle
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Helen Price
Origin of artist: Darumbal Country, Queensland
Size: 0.9 x 1.8m
Colours: Blue & white
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.
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 for 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
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TurtlesBy: Coral Hillier on 24 November 2017Hi ladies, the baby turtles arrived save and look great!