ROO HUNT Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Burgundy & White
The Roo Hunt Aboriginal design recycled mat in rich burgundy and white 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 Perfect Classroom Mats
The large, round shape of this mat and the lively, reversible colour scheme makes it ideal as a classroom floor covering. Use it to gather students at group time to talk about animals, the environment and Indigenous symbols in art.
The striking colours and provocative subject matter will also make Roo Hunt a talking point in any home, office or community centre. Use it as a library story mat or meeting place at your outdoor sports event.
Made from 95% recycled plastics, including plastic shopping bags, 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. They're also popular as caravan mats, handy for indoor or outdoor use while travelling.
Celebrate cultural diversity with a bold mat design. Roo Hunt Aboriginal design recycled mats in striking burgundy and white are available for order online, with delivery Australia-wide.
"Roo Hunt" Recycled Plastic Rugs
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: Burgundy & white. *Also available in the following colour options - orange & black.
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 Round 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 play mats 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
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