KORERO New Zealand Design Recycled Mat, Black & White
Korero is a Maori term for a meeting or discussion. What better place to engage your friends, family or students in conversation than a comfortable, eye-catching floor mat? The Korero New Zealand design recycled mat in striking black and white makes an ideal space for talking, eating, playing or relaxing while you celebrate culture through art.
Like all the durable, comfortable Maori mats from Recycled Mats, the Korero mat is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Made from 95% recycled plastics, such as car tyres and PET bottles, it is light weight for transportation and storage, and wipes clean with ease.
New Zealand artist Turumakina Duley created the impressive Korero design, which is also known as Ngaa Hau ee Wha – ‘the four winds’. Spoken about in many different cultural spaces, the image of the four winds evokes people coming from all directions to gather in pursuit of peace through ceremony, celebration and learning. The artist draws on his ancestry of Tuhoe, Ngaiterangi and Ngati Awa origins to produce cultural imagery for tattoos and other visual art forms.
Korero is a popular mat design for cultural centres, classrooms or for camping or beach travel. The circular shape inspires connectedness and sharing of games, conversations or food. Celebrate your own culture as you relax on the mat, or use this design as a teaching tool about world cultures.
Choose a Korero New Zealand design recycled mat in stylish black and white for an eye-catching addition to your home, office or classroom. Buy online today!
Name of design: Korero
Origin of design: New Zealand
Artist: Turumakina Duley
Origin of artist: New Zealand Maori, Tuhoe, Ngaiterangi, Ngati Awa
Size: 2.7m diameter
Colours: Black & white. *Also available in the following colour options – green & white.
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.
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.
*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|
KoreroBy: Karen on 30 June 2017Love the meaning behind this mats name. A great place to sit and chat.
HomeBy: Lynette Funnell on 25 October 2016Loving the Maori designs coming out to remind me of home! Korero loosely translates to a "discussion or meeting" and this is a beautiful mat on which to do so! The double sides add extra visual impact depending on what resources or space it is used in. It's a nice addition to the room for the children to enjoy as we explore different cultural patterns and symbols. Easy to clean and move around - the children love getting it out for snack time under the trees!
VibrantBy: Vanessa Notley on 10 September 2016I just love my range of mats from the team at Recycled Mats. This one is a fav, I love the bold vibrant design, the fact it's reversable and how easy they are to keep clean. Thank you!!