ANCESTRAL CONNECTEDNESS Mandala Design Recycled Mat, Orange & 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 floor mat comes in vibrant orange 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 orange and white colour combination evokes creativity, enthusiasm, friendship, health, humour, ideas, motivation, joy, laughter, loyalty, security, success, wisdom and motivation.
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? Like all of our group time school mats, the round design is perfect for bringing people together to share food or conversation.
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. Pair your mat with a stylish portable picnic table to enjoy the outdoors.
Choose an Ancestral Connectedness mandala design floormat in orange 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
Mandala ancestralBy: Narelle Clarke on 13 April 2018Loved it. Quick delivery
Mandala Mat for Atrium Work SpaceBy: Kate Goodman on 14 March 2018I had a vision of a round Mandala mat for our Atrium work space and found the perfect item at Recycled Mats. The staff love the orange & white mat, it suits the space perfectly. Delighted that it is a recycled product.
Ready for summer!By: Kellie on 9 December 2016I'm in love with this mat. It is bright and positive. The perfect size for a family picnic and the ideal material for the sandy beach or even damp grass under a my jacaranda! Really pleased with it!
VibrantBy: Brian on 23 August 2016This mat has brought so much needed brightness to a dull area of our centre. It also brings a chance to discover more about other cultures while we are using the mat. We have ordered more mats from JJ for other cultural projects. Absolutly brilliant product.