If you love Indigenous designs and culture, this 1.8m square mat is for you, and provides a place to do exactly as its name suggests - 'Come Celebrate'!
Stylish, but with more meaning and story than any contemporary design, the 'Come Celebrate' mat was designed by respected Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales.
"Come and sit with me and tell me a yarn, let me celebrate your life with you. Celebrate all you have, all you’ve experienced, and let’s be grateful for all of it. So, come sit with me and tell me your yarn," says De.
Like all our recycled outdoor mats, it is soft and comfortable yet hard-wearing and easy to clean, making it ideal for high-traffic areas, but also messy play, picnics and days at the beach. Loose dirt just shakes off, or it can be hosed down for muckier uses! As one of our more compact mat designs, it is lightweight for folding or transporting, so it’s easily moved from a story corner to a shady spot for lunch. It can basically go wherever you do!
Being reversible, this design gives you two looks for the price of one and also extends the life of your mat. Many educators choose these cultural mats in conjunction with our selection of Aboriginal cushion covers to inject some more colour, culture and comfort. Click here for an interesting read about teaching Aboriginal culture in primary school.
'Come Celebrate' is also available in other colour options.
We're now exploring how we can 're-recycle' your unwanted mats! Our exciting initiative for re-purposing and re-using them is a must-read.
Name of Design
come celebrate mat 1.8x1.8m
Origin of Design
Australian Aboriginal, 10% paid to artist
1.8 x 1.8m
Fabric / Materials
Recycled plastic, comes in a recycled plastic, reusable 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. Designed in Australia, manufactured in China or India. NOTE that sizes are +/- 5% due to weaving techniques in manufacturing and may not to be 100% as stated. If using on a slippery surface, non slip mesh recommended underneath.
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
- Daycares & Kindergarten
- Birthday parties & celebrations
- Share cultural motifs and stories of Aboriginal Australia
- Use it on family outings and picnics
- Sports matches - Primary colours for school sports houses
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Add storytelling opportunities to a classroom
- Ideal for Government buildings and Community Centres
- Indigenous workshops
- Nature play workshops and playgroups
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration