THE YARNING CIRCLE Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Red & Black
2.7 x 2.7m
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The Ultimate Teaching Tool
The Yarning Circle Aboriginal design recycled mat, in bright red and black, is a practical teaching tool whilst also looking amazing in any home, office or school.
Designed by innovative Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, this recycled plastic, reversible floor mat includes a range of different Aboriginal symbols. Can you see men and women? Children? Emu or kangaroo tracks? How about digging tools, boomerangs and coolamons? Introduce children to the world of storytelling through symbolism, which is a central part of Aboriginal art.
These mats are a great way to bring diversity education into the school or early learning environment in fun and engaging ways. Make cultural stories a part of everyday life by using these mats as story mats or eating places. Consider using them in conjunction with other mat sets, or resources such as the Little Black Game Pack (designed by the same artist) to enhance the learning experience by extending the group’s interest in symbols.
Durable and comfortable
Like all our recycled mats, The Yarning Circle is durable and easy to clean, as well as comfortable to sit on or walk on. The large size makes it a great space for gathering a class group or extended family, indoors or outdoors. Buy an individual mat, or try one of our great value mat packages to bring a multicultural vibe to your whole kindy or school.
Importantly, every Indigenous design mat you buy from Recycled Mats has been created in consultation with Aboriginal artists and their communities. They feature authentic designs and symbols that are culturally appropriate for sharing in the wider community.
The Yarning Circle Aboriginal design recycled mat in popular red and black can be enjoyed in the home, office, classroom or anywhere you want to bring people together for a yarn!
Name of design: The Yarning Circle
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales
Size: 2.7 x 2.7m
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 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.
Please also note that although these mats are wonderful to use outside, we do not suggest that they are exposed to direct sun for lengthy periods.
*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
Mat weight's guide:
|XXXL||6 x 2.4m||6.5 kg|
|XXL||4 x 2.4m||4 kg|
|XL||3 x 3m||3.6 kg|
|Large||2.7 x 2.7m||3.4 kg|
|Medium||2.7 x 1.8m||2.4 kg|
|Family size||2.1 x 1.5m||2 kg|
|Small||1.8 x 0.9m||0.9 kg|
|Square||1.8 x 1.8m||2 kg|
|Runners||2.7 x 0.9m||1.1 kg|
|Round XL||3m||3.5 kg|
|Round L||2.7m||3 kg|
|Round M||2.4m||2.2 kg|
|Round S||1.8m||2 kg|
|Door Mats||70cm x 45cm approx||1 kg|
XxBy: Carolynn on 20 November 2017Love it. Vibrant colour, pet hair just vacuums off. Meant to use it as a downstairs rug but too nice so it is in our lounge room.