Vibrant design that represents Aboriginal use of the Spinifex Grass
"This painting is about the Spinifex grass and how the Aboriginal people made glue/putty from extracting the resin from the grass to make and mend things. First, the grass is carefully collected as the ends of it are sharp like needles and then whacked into a coolamon (food/water container) collecting just the resin to heat over a fire on a flat heating stone. While the particles get warm a stick is then used to join and gather the resin forming it into a small handball depending on how much is gathered. The hot glue-like resin can be used straight away to join axe/knife blades to handles reinforcing it with kangaroo achilles sinew to just blocking a hole in a coolamon. Once cooled down it becomes hard as a rock and can be taken anywhere and just needs to be heated to use again. The round symbols represent the Spinifex grass and the dots the land formation." Dean Jakamara Briscoe
Our eco-friendly rubber mats double as either placemats or mousepads and are Australian Made.
Printed in South Australia on a material made from recycled car tyres and PET plastics, these incredibly vibrant and durable mats add colour and culture to any office, dining table, art station or caravan.
They are non-slip and sealed to protect against water and spillages, making them easy to wipe down and clean.
Price is for 1 placemat. See our full range of Homewares here.
Australian Made Licence ID 10835 Global Kids Oz Trades as Recycled Mats
Name of Design
spinifex dreaming mousepad
Origin of Design
Aboriginal Australian, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
24 x 34cm
Fabric / Materials
Recycled car tyres and PET plastics
Designed and made in Australia
Gently clean with warm soapy water. Whilst it can be used both outdoors or indoors, it is recommended that it not be left in direct UV sunlight as fading may occur over time.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- use on an office workstation as a mousepad
- craft mats
- drawing pads
- placemats for dining table
- mat to protect a table from ring marks