We are so proud that the 'Sand Goanna' design by Aboriginal artist Caitlin Trindall has been chosen by Tourism Australia to be featured in the 2022 ad campaign
We are committed to ethical trade between Indigenous artists to create sustainable products that you can enjoy every day. Just like our entire range of recycled outdoor mats, this design is made using recycled plastic (think recycled plastic containers, bottles and bags). In fact, this design alone has saved 2.5kg of recycled plastic from ending up in landfills. You can feel good knowing you're not only choosing a piece that will make you smile, but you are also doing your bit for the planet too.
The warm outback reds, have been weaved in a reversible manner, allowing you to choose which predominant colour to display. Just simply flip it over for a completely different look! Utilise your 'Sand Goanna' as a feature piece for your interior or take it on your outdoor adventures, like the beach, on picnics or camping.
The sand goanna is one of the totems significant to the artist's mob, the Kamilaroi people. This mat design represents the knowledge and connections between people and places, that are carried through the goanna. The background of the design shows the tracks of the goanna, with the lines representing the trail that his tail leaves in the sand, and the dots on either side are his footprints as he walks. The design also incorporates campsites of men and women who gather together to share yarns, pass down knowledge, enriching their future through generational teaching.
This piece is a careful collision of both tradition and modern contemporary art. Caitlin takes great pride in her work, and spends a lot of time drafting designs, choosing the perfect colours, and putting love into every dot and paint stroke she creates. So we're thrilled to turn this design into one of our eco-friendly products.
Art has always been a big part of Caitlin's life, both her parents are very creative and have passed on their love of art. However, the artwork that she treasures most have been passed down by her Grandfather, a Kamilaroi Elder who made didgeridoos, painted boomerangs and carved emu eggs.
Each of our Aboriginal Mats tell a story, so spread out your space at your next gathering, and appreciate culture by using multiple designs from our Indigenous collection.
Pair with one of our unique picnic tables for the ultimate outdoor set up or perhaps one or two of our sand-free, super absorbent towels (also made from recycled material) for a day at the beach. We are constantly adding to our range of sustainable homeware products, so you'll never be stuck for gift ideas, or ways to make your outdoor/indoor space a bit more personal.
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Name of Design
sand goanna mat 1.8x2.7m
Origin of Design
Aboriginal Australian, 10% paid to 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
- Teacher mat for group time
- Storytelling on a mat, indoors or out
- Art and craft mat
- Cultural inclusion
- Multicultural events
- Festivals and events
- Byron Bay Blues Fest
- Outdoor music events
- Use to designate areas for play
- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Camping - keep the tent floor clean
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration