ROO HUNT Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Black & Orange
The Roo Hunt Aboriginal design recycled mat symbolically presents the relationship between hunter and food. Kangaroo meat has been eaten for thousands of years and traditional hunting practices focused on the sustainability of the animal mob through respectful interaction with the environment.
Aboriginal artist Wallamarra Elliot, from Wiradjuri country, central New South Wales, created the Roo Hunt design. It reminds us of the importance of the cycle of life. The notion of harmony and balance is often forgotten in contemporary, mass production of food. Traditional hunting worked with the seasons and considered ‘mother nature’.
The large, round shape of this rug and the lively, reversible colour scheme makes it ideal as a school mat, inviting students to talk about animals, the environment and Indigenous symbols in art. Match it with one of the other group time mats available at Recycled Mats to bring culture into every classroom!
The striking colours and provocative subject matter will also make Roo Hunt a talking point in any home, office or community centre. Large, durable mats are useful as caravan mats or beach mats, too. Use it as a library story mat or meeting place at your outdoor sports event.
Made from 95% recycled plastics, Roo Hunt is easy to keep clean. Sand or food spills wipe away with ease. These mats can also be hosed down for heavier soiling, making them handy as arts and crafts mats for kindies.
Celebrate cultural diversity with a bold mat design. Roo Hunt Aboriginal design recycled mats are available for order online, with delivery Australia-wide.
Name of design: Roo Hunt
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Wallamarra Elliot
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri country, central New South Wales.
Size: 2.4m diameter
Colours: Orange & black. *Also available in the following colour options - burgundy & 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.
This mat comes in a recycled plastic carry bag for your convenience.
How to fold your mat:
Care Instructions: All of our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow the guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Whilst our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, 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
ROO HUNT Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Black &amBy: Trevarne on 17 July 2017love the colours and design
Special PlaceBy: Lynette Funnell on 25 October 2016A simply beautiful mat. We are able to use it for small group yarn time or as a provocation for storytelling and traditional symbol work. Outside it is just the right size (manageable for small hands) to be taken under the trees for lunch times. It is also a perfect fit under our "tee-pee" where it provides a special place for children to gather. It's easily cleaned with soapy water and the double sided pattern provides alternative "aesthetic" value! Will definitely be purchasing more in future of this beautiful design!