Aboriginal Mats - Honey Ant 2.7m
Honey Ants is a unique, contemporary Aboriginal design recycled mat in earthy black, brown and white. This design is a great conversation starter! It’s ideal for bringing diversity into your classroom or as an eye-catching addition to your home or office. Caravan mat? Daycare story rug? Office foyer style statement? The choice is yours!
This charming design was created by Dean Jakamara Briscoe, a respected Australian Indigenous artist from the Anmatyerre, Central Desert, region. Dean is a professional artist and designer, as well as the owner of Anmatyerre Arts and Crafts. In Honey Ants, he celebrates the tradition of digging for foods, including the wild bush honey produced by these curious Australian insects.
The symbols in the design depict people with nulla nullas (digging sticks) going out after the rain to search for ants. They need to dig up to a metre below the surface to retrieve the ants, which hang upside down in subterranean chambers. The digging can be hard work, but the sweet, smooth rewards are worth it!
All the unique Aboriginal mats commissioned by Recycled Mats are developed in close consultation with communities, and feature images that are culturally-appropriate for sharing. Honey Ants can be used in a classroom to invite discussion about many topics, including culture, food, family life and Indigenous art.
Our popular indoor/outdoor plastic rugs are made from recycled plastics, like PET drink bottles and shopping bags. Our mats are environmentally responsible and ethically manufactured. Soft and durable, you can fold them up to move them from the classroom to the playground at snack time, or roll them up to pop in the car for your next day trip. Sand and dust brushes away, while heavier soiling can be hosed off. Match your mat with a handy beach shelter to enjoy a family day out or a great value set of group time mats for your school or kindy.
Celebrate culture and the planet by choosing a contemporary Aboriginal design recycled mat in beautiful shades of black, brown and white. Order online today!
Name of design: Honey Ants
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: Dean Jakamara Briscoe
Origin of artist: Anmatyerre, Central Desert region
Colours: Black, brown, burgundy & white
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.
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 play mats are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time.