If you’re looking for a sturdy rug that’s hardwearing, but also stylish & soft, choose an Indigenous designed recycled plastic mat from Recycled Mats.
The 'Meeting Place' Aboriginal design recycled mat in rich red and grey is all about people coming together to talk. It can be used as a reading mat, play mat, camping mat or anywhere you want to gather friends and family to share games, food or conversation. It's one of our many popular group time mats for schools and kindies as the design lends itself to helping children choose a symbol to sit on, facing the centre. Click here for an interesting read about teaching Aboriginal culture in primary school.
Made from recycled materials, 'Meeting Place' invites us to celebrate culture as well as conservation. The innovative recycled plastic used to create our entire range of outdoor mats is easy to clean, comfortable to sit on and UV treated to resist colour fading. It's lightweight and easy to fold so, once you've done, you can swiftly pack it away and store it inside the included carry bag.
Dean Jakamara Briscoe is a respected Australian Indigenous artist from the Anmatyerre, Central Desert, region. He’s a professional artist and owner of 'Anmatyerre Arts and Crafts'. Every Aboriginal mat commissioned by Recycled Mats is developed in close consultation with communities, and features images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing. 'Meeting Place' can be used to invite discussion about many topics, including culture, family life and Indigenous symbols in art.
Conversations about ceremony, the landscape and home life traditionally took place around a campfire. In 'Meeting Place', Dean depicts people sitting around a central campfire, gathering to discuss the day’s business. Nowadays, a campfire might still serve as a warming, welcoming place to have a yarn, or we may substitute the fireside with the kitchen table or back deck. Your 'Meeting Place' reversible, recycled mat will be a handy addition to any of these spaces as a comfortable and long lasting ground cover. For a truly memorable outdoor gathering, these mats are perfect for hosting a picnic. Why not pair it with some of our giant cushions or perhaps a portable picnic table for added comfort and style.
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Name of Design
meeting place mat 1.8x2.7m
Origin of Design
Australian Aboriginal, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
1.8 x 2.7m
Fabric / Materials
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. 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
- Multicultural celebrations
- NAIDOC week
- Sporting occasions
- Cubby house flooring
- Music performances stage
- Play mats in childcare centres and schools
- BBQ areas
- Camping outdoors by the river or beach
- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Going bush
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration