Recycled Large Mat Torres Strait Island Design - "Turtle Circle" Blue/Green

Product Code: 146528A

 
$139.95
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Turtle Circle (or Waru Circle) is a Torres Strait Island design mat in rich blue and green. It's ideal for the playroom, classroom or any room where you want to gather a group for reading or playtime, sharing food or sharing conversation. Michael Gilsenan is an Australian Indigenous artist with connections to Stephen Island in the Torres Strait and the Yidinji people of Far North Queensland. For him, the turtle is an important symbol of life in that region. It has a practical use, as food, but also cultural and spiritual significance as a reminder of a balanced and respectful relationship between people and the ocean. This intricate design is ideal as a teaching tool, helping students of all ages learn more about their own and other cultures while they read, eat or play on the rug. These stunning Turtle Circle indoor/outdoor rugs with vibrant colours and distinctive cultural imagery will be a talking point in any room. Turtle Circle is made from 95% recycled plastics making it easy to clean and light enough to carry or fold up for transport or storage. This innovative material is soft and comfortable for sitting and walking on, warm in winter but cool in summer. Use these rugs as kindergarten mats to extend learning in areas such as culture, nature, family life or art. All Aboriginal Design Recycled Mats have been created by Indigenous Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists under the guidelines of the Indigenous Art Code that promotes authentic, fair and ethical trade in artwork & allows for transparent processes around the production and sale of artwork.  Size: 2.7 x 2.7m

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These double-sided mats are designed using Indigenous symbols, the symbols are used as a form of communication, a way to tell a story, instruction or direction. The versatility, light weight durability of the recycled polypropylene play mats are only enhanced by how easy they are to keep clean. Simply vacuum up the spills, give the mat a quick wash with soapy water, then toss over the line to dry. Great for use outdoors, however do not leave in direct sunlight or rain full time due to UV exposure. Store clean and dry. All Aboriginal Design Recycled Mats have been created by Indigenous Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artists under the guidelines of the Indigenous Art Code that promotes authentic, fair and ethical trade in artwork & allows for transparent processes around the production and sale of artwork.
SKU 146528A
Product Size 2.7 x 2.7m
Catalogue Page No.
2019 Early Learning Resources Catalogue 149, 195, 613

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