Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat, Black, Brown & White
3% OFF RRP $174.95
This elegant rich bronze and white recycled plastic mat is called Turtle Circle (or Waru Circle)
This mat features a Torres Strait Island design by artist Michael Gilsenan, an Australian Indigenous artist with connections to Stephen Island in the Torres Strait and the Yidinji people of Far North Queensland.
This is a group mat for the classroom or school, but equally suited to families and friends who want to gather together for a picnic or a catch up.
The story behind the mat is that where Michael is from, the turtle is a totem animal. It is a source of food for local people but also has cultural and spiritual significance as a reminder of a balanced and respectful relationship between people and the ocean.
Use this mat as an opening to sharing conversation about culture, nature, family life, art and in particular Indigenous history and storytelling.
Kids love this rug with the turtle design, so take it anywhere they go. By the pool, in the family room as a play mat, in the lounge as a soft rug to lie on in the warmer months. The gorgeous design is a favourite with shop keepers, and in souvenir shops catering to visiting tourists too.
Turtle Circle is made from 95% recycled plastics. It's easy to clean, easy to carry, and easy to store. This design is also popular for beach and caravan mats.
Turtle Circle is a one-of-a-kind Torres Strait Island design recycled mat in stylish bronze and white.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled and reusable plastic carry bag
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.
All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. Follow our guide to mat maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions. Our floor mats and playmats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
Great deck coverBy: Sandra McKie on 20 July 2019My vibrant turtle mat has renewed a tired deck - i love it!
Thank you!By: Mel on 16 August 2017This product is so awesome. The children love it at my centre and so do the staff. It's easy to clean and looks wonderful. It's easy to pack away even thought it's so big. This is my second mat bought from you guys and I'm sure it won't be my last.
LOVE your mats❣Especially the round ones❗️By: Amanda thomson on 26 September 2016Love love love your mats
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