'Emu & Kangaroo Tracks' was designed by accomplished Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central NSW
It features images depicting three campsites, with emu tracks heading west, and kangaroo tracks running east. The centre campsite is surrounded by women, whilst the other campsites are attended by warriors.
As a classroom resource, these plastic rug runner mats provide a practical introduction to Aboriginal symbology. Embed Aboriginal culture throughout your school and workplace by featuring this mat. They make great individual resting and relaxation mats for older children. It's light enough & compact to move it wherever you need it in the moment - from ‘home corner’ to ‘story corner’ or even outside for a picnic lunch on a daily basis. Want to change up your look for the day, or keep your class on their toes? This mat is reversible so you can enjoy two different colour combinations!
In the home, this runner mat in burgundy and white is great for saving the carpet in high-traffic areas. It can also help hide ugly stains, or the size makes it perfect to be placed parallel to your bed. Use them at festivals, music concerts, and outdoor events as lightweight practical seating. They're great to roll up and pop under your arm whilst cycling to the beach, or to keep in the car for impromptu coffee dates in the park. The striking colours ensure it’s an eye-catching addition to any library, community centre or office foyer.
Like all our recycled plastic mats, 'Emu & Kangaroo Tracks' is durable yet super soft to walk or sit on. Being naturally waterproof, maintenance is also a breeze; Wipe away dirt and dust, or hose it off and dry it in the shade.
We have so many other products to complement your educational set-up. Consider using a recycled mat in conjunction with other cultural resources such as The Little Black Game Pack to extend learning in areas such as diversity, nature, family life or art. You could add in a selection of our Aboriginal cushion covers to inject some more colour and comfort. Perfect for a chill out reading corner!
Click here for an interesting read about teaching Aboriginal culture in primary school.
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
emu & kangaroo tracks mat 0.9x2.7m
Origin of Design
Aboriginal Australian, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
0.9 x 2.7m
Fabric / Materials
Recycled plastic, comes in plastic packaging
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
- Story mat for kindy, library and public workshops
- NAIDOC celebrations at school
- Relaxation and meditation mat
- Quiet time mat with games and quiet bags
- Art and craft mat
- Great gift for employees and staff
- Sporting occasions
- Family picnics
- Cover High traffic areas with this carpet runner
- BBQ areas
- Entrance mat to stop dirt getting into tents
- Hall runners
- Cultural wall hanging
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration