ANCESTRAL CONNECTEDNESS Mandala Design Recycled Mat, Black & White
Ancestral Connectedness is the name and the concept behind this eye-catching mat design by global artist Ify Refini Duley. Drawing on her Malay, Balinese and Melanesian roots, she uses art to invite discussion about our place in the universe. This mandala design floormat comes in striking black and white (see below for other colour combinations) and brings a spiritual, multicultural vibe to your home, office or classroom.
Like all the durable, comfortable floor coverings from Recycled Mats, the Ancestral Connectedness mat is hard-wearing and easy to clean, without compromising on ‘on trend’ design. Made from 95% recycled plastics, you can celebrate culture whilst doing the right thing for the planet.
Ify Refini Duley is inspired by our planet, along with all of the unseen and unspoken dimensions of our human experience. Sacred geometry is key to the mandala concept, according to the artist, who reminds us we are all “cosmic diagrams of limitless potential”.
With this in mind, the Ancestral Connectedness mat is perfect to facilitate meditation in a tranquil space at home, or in the chaos of a classroom or community centre where a designated relaxation site is essential. According to the artist, the black and white colour combination evokes mystery, deep thinking, magic and individuality.
Mandalas can be a tool for reconnecting with oneself and increasing self-awareness. They are often used in adult colouring books for mindfulness exercises. Why not extend this to the classroom, encouraging children to reflect on the shapes or trace the lines as they focus their energies? Match your rug with some comfortable cultural design cushions to enhance relaxation, or buy a mixed set of rugs to colour code your reading, resting or play spaces?
Ancestral Connectedness is also popular as a camping mat or beach mat. The circular design makes it ideal as a central meeting space or for sharing food, whilst the innovative plastic material means sand and dust brush away with ease.
Choose an Ancestral Connectedness mandala design floormat in black and white for a calming, inspirational floor covering for home, work or travel.
Name of design: Ancestral Connectedness
Origin of design: Malay, Balinese & Melanesian influences
Artist: Ify Refini Duley
Origin of artist: Malay, Balinese & Melanesian
Size: 2.4m diameter
Fabric: Recycled plastic
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 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.
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
family timeBy: Vanessa on 23 March 2018I just love my new mat, great for family dinner picnics on the lawn at home...for all ages of the family..1-60 year olds
Mandala recycled matBy: Glen on 29 May 2017I am thoroughly impressed with the mat that was chosen for my wife's Mother's Day present from the kids. It is so handy to take in the car. Everyone should have one. Thank you.
Absolutely love itBy: Stacey on 5 May 2017I was surprised to see the high quality for such a good price. I purchased the mat to use outside with my babes. Love it
Who says you have to have daggy mats when you haveBy: Cheryl-Lynn Magro on 5 December 2016Gorgeous design with child proof qualities, my son literally spilled chocolate milk all over the one in his bedroom, took it outside and hosed it off! Amazing!