MIXED Aboriginal & Mandala Design Recycled Mat Set 2.4m
Buy 4, get 1 FREE
FREE with this purchase!*
The Campfire Aboriginal design mat and Ancestral Connectedness Mandala design mats are in a terrific value set of 5 and are a very popular classroom mat package for those looking for a cross-cultural, seamless approach to your room or centre. Cleverly created to express Australian Aboriginal symbolism & Hindi & Buddhist symbolism, they are also perfect for organising students into a seated circle for storytime or games.
The Campfire Aboriginal design mat comes from talented artist Angela Marr-Grogan’s range. Angela has been painting for over 10 years and is a Birpai/Biripi woman, with connections to the Dunghutti and Worimi people on the NSW mid-north coast. This design symbolises the importance of the campfire as a meeting place, as well as a source of warmth and nourishment.
The Mandala Ancestral Connectedness mat design is created by the super lovely Ify Refini Duley who draws on her Melanesian, Malay and Balinese background for inspiration. Ify is inspired by our planet along with unseen and unspoken dimensions of our human experience. Sacred geometry is key to the mandala concept which reminds us that we are all "cosmic diagrams of limitless potential".
This special deal is perfect for schools, libraries, sports groups or community centres who need plenty of space for sitting inside or outside.
Buy 4 stunning recycled mats and get a 5th mat added to your set, ABSOLUTELY FREE!
The concept behind the Campfire design is a gathering of tribes, coming together around a central point to reconnect and share dreaming stories. Marr-Grogan’s beautiful imagery makes this design appealing as a childcare mat, classroom story space or family camping mat. Choose this sturdy, comfortable mat for any place, for your own ‘tribe’ to come together and connect.
Available in various colour combinations which represent a connection to country, Marr-Grogan’s design reminds us of the joy and mutual understanding to be found in listening to each other’s stories. This economical set of 5 includes a mixed combination of vibrant, reversible colours, a mix of the Campfire design and also the Ancestral Connectedness design. Campfire mats are also available to purchase individually.
"As an Aboriginal artist, I am inspired and driven by the depth of Aboriginal culture and my place within it,” Marr-Grogan has said. With this in mind, Recycled Mats works in consultation with communities to create authentic, ethically produced Indigenous design mats that celebrate cultural diversity. Feel confident as a cultural educator by using school mats or picnic mats that truly represent their communities of origin.
Caring for your mat is easy too, as these impressive floor coverings are created from recycled, UV-treated plastics. Spills wipe off with ease, whilst heavier soiling can be hosed off or brushed with a soft broom. Fold up your mat for storage or transportation as you move from home to the beach, or from story time to lunchtime.
This range of cross-cultural designed mats is an ideal way to celebrate culture in day to day life. Order this great deal on a set of 5 online today!
Name of design: Campfire
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Origin of Artist: Birpai / Biripi with connections to the Dungutti and Worimi people, NSW mid-north coast.
Size: 2.4m diameter
Fabric: Recycled plastic
Name of design: Ancestral Connectedness
Origin of design: Malay/Balinese
Artists:Ify Refini Duley
Origin of Artist: Malay, Balinese & Melanesian influences
Size: 2.4m diameter
Fabric: Recycled plastic
Note: These mats are reversible. Photos show both sides of the same mat. This set includes a mix of both colour combinations. Mat colours may differ slightly from the images shown due to the different inks used in individual print runs.
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.
*Design of the free mat is dependent upon availability and is subject to change. However, the size will remain the same.
Childcare centres and preschools: Please also note that although these floor and play mats are wonderful to use outside, we do not suggest that they are left outside in direct and permanent sun and rain full time due to high UV exposure
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.
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- 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
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- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Going bush
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