Witchetty Grubs – Australia's most famous bush tucker
Aboriginal artist Dean Jakamara Briscoe has created this iconic recycled plastic picnic mat and it's a stunner. Eye-catching and vibrant, you can't walk past this mat on a sandy beach without turning your head. This dot painting is a unique take on one of Australia's most famous bush tucker meals – the Witchetty Grub.
Witchetty Grubs are highly prized by Australian Aboriginals as a high-protein, high-energy food source that tastes something like scrambled eggs, but we prefer ours as an illustration on an Aboriginal mat!
Perfect for kindergartens, preschools and schools who want to immerse children in the stories and motifs of Indigenous Australia, and embed Indigenous Australian culture in their curriculums and programs. This 2.7m diameter mat is a combination of white and burgundy.
Witchetty Grub is also a great mat to take with you on camping and caravanning trips to both the red desert centre, and along our coastal lands. Wash off the red dust with a quick hose or use a broom to brush off the sand. It's the perfect mat for toddlers and young children who are prone to spills and mess too.
Pair it with one of our portable picnic tables. They're easy to store in your camper trailer or caravan, don't take up much room, but help to keep food and drinks off the floor and away from those pesky ants.
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Name of Design
witchetty grub mat 2.7m
Origin of Design
Australian Aboriginal, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
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
- Camping and caravan mat
- The perfect outdoor rug for bmx tracks and dirt bike riding adventures
- Share cultural motifs and stories of Aboriginal Australia
- Use it on family outings and picnics
- Sports matches
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Add storytelling opportunities to a classroom
- Ideal for Government buildings and Community Centres
- BBQ areas, and patios
- Indigenous workshops
- Nature play workshops and playgroups
- Not designed for permanent, long term sun exposure as this may cause premature deterioration