Journeys is an Australia design recycled mat, in trendy black and white, great for home, office or classroom use. It was created by Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales, and depicts tribal journeys between campsites. Symbols include men, women, campsites and travel routes – with different communities separate but interconnected.
The Journeys design allows you to bring diversity education into your early learning centre, library or playroom with ease. It's a popular choice for classroom mats as people of all ages can learn more about their own and other cultures while they read, eat or play on the rug. It’s a handy introduction to Indigenous symbolism in art and opens us up to the world of storytelling through pictures.
Journeys is made from an innovative material, soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on, but also tough enough for indoor or outdoor use. Created from recycled car tyres and plastic drink bottles, these mats ensure you are celebrating the planet as well as multiculturalism. The Journeys mat is light enough to carry or fold up for transport or storage, so you can move it from your art space or reading corner to a shady spot outside at lunch time.
Keep your class guessing – or your office décor fresh – by flipping these reversible mats to enjoy two different colour combinations. Consider using them in conjunction with other mat sets, or resources such as The Little Black Game Pack (designed by the same artist) to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art.
The Journeys unique Aboriginal design recycled mat in on trend black and white can be enjoyed as a camping mat, play mat or anywhere you want to bring people together.
Name of design: Journeys
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, central New South Wales
Size: 2.7 x 2.7m