RECONCILIATION Aboriginal Design Recycled Mat Set 3m
Buy 4, get 1 FREE
FREE with this purchase!*
The Reconciliation Aboriginal design mat, in this great value set, is one of our most popular school mats. Cleverly created to express Australian Aboriginal symbolism, it's also perfect for organising little bottoms into a seated circle for 'show and share', storytime or games.
Angela Marr-Grogan is an Australian Indigenous artist, passionate about reconciliation and building strong relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. She created Reconciliation to encourage people to gather on floor mats to enjoy a yarn or share food. At 3m diameter, these mats are large enough for any family picnic, campsite or kindy room.
This exclusive deal is perfect for schools, community groups or sports clubs who need plenty of indoor and outdoor sitting space. Buy 4 stunning, 3m round Reconciliation mats and get a 5th mat absolutely free! Celebrate culture in style with this set of beautiful, reversible classroom, camping or beach mats.
"As an Aboriginal artist, I am inspired and driven by the depth of Aboriginal culture and my place within it,” says Marr-Grogan. She has used inner and outer concentric circles to represent community and organisations, whilst layered dot work symbolises people coming together to improve and build closer relationships.
Angela draws inspiration from her identity as a Birpai/Biripi woman, with connections to the Dunghutti and Worimi people on the NSW mid-north coast. Every Aboriginal mat commissioned by Recycled Mats is developed in close consultation with communities and features images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing.
Made from 95% recycled materials, the Reconciliation mat is not only great for celebrating cultural diversity – it’s also great for our earth. The innovative recycled plastics we use to create our mats is easy to clean, comfortable to sit on and UV treated to resist colour fading. Reconciliation mats are also available to purchase individually and in a smaller 2.4m floor rug.
Bring a new cultural conversation into your classroom – or a talking point floor rug into your shopfront. Choose Reconciliation Aboriginal design mats in this economical set of 5. Perfect indoor or outdoor ground cover for any occasion!
Name of design: Reconciliation
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Angela Marr-Grogan
Origin of artist: Birpai / Biripi with connections to the Dungutti and Worimi people, NSW mid-north coast
Size: 3m round
Colours: Black, brown & white
Fabric: Recycled plastic
Note: 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.
How to fold your mat:
Care Instructions: 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.
Recycled Mats is a proud long-term member of the Indigenous Art Code, which ensures transparent, fair and ethical business trade in works of art by Indigenous artists.
*Design of the free mat is dependent upon availability and is subject to change. However, the size will remain the same.
*More information can be found about all of our artists on our artist's blog.
- Play mat in childcare centres and kindies
- Library 'storytelling' rugs
- Spread it on the floor to catch paint spills while the kids are having fun
- Use it on school or family outings
- Sporting occasions
- Family reunions
- Perfect for the beach – sand just washes or shakes off
- Perfect for picnics in the park
- High traffic areas
- Brighten a classroom or kids' playroom
- Cover an old non-useable concrete spot and bring new life to the area
- Define a play space for children
- BBQ areas
- Dog grooming shows
- Market stalls
- Lounge room floors or hall runners
- Cultural wall art
- Wedding or other ceremonial mats
- Going bush
Fantastic mats!!By: Felicia Cheah on 23 March 2017These mats were fabulous. We have used them both indoors and outdoors with groups of children. The design is aesthetically pleasing. We are also using it as a tool for introducing the children to Aboriginal art. The mats can be used both sides and very easy to clean.
A place to gather and sitBy: Shannon Finnigan, Educator on 10 February 2017The reconciliation mat is a place that calls to the children to come to play and explore, a place to gather and sit, a place to stop and rest on a hot day. It represents culture, respect for our people and tells a story of a meeting place. It fits into our natural environment and encompasses our values and beliefs on sustainability as it is made from recycled materials. It represents community and family.
We just love it!By: Judy Radich, Nominated Supervisor, Cooloon Ch on 10 February 2017The circle "Reconciliation" mat is the perfect addition to our natural environment. It complements and enhances the aesthetically pleasing area. The print and patterns gives us opportunities to talk about Aboriginal culture and art every time we use it. It is a natural and everyday springboard for learning. It has 16 circles around the edge that are perfect for educators to play formal games when children need their own space. The circle shape naturally promotes a sense of belonging and inclusion. We just love it!
CommunityBy: Domenica on 1 October 2016Hard to choose which one to review.... I do love the Reconciliation mat..It tells the story of respect and community for diverse cultures. It highlights the Aboriginal culture and how over time we have all come to reconcile our respect our heritage. The mat brings peace and community together..sharing special times.