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Michelle Walters is the New Zealand contemporary artist who created our WHAKAPAPA maori design mat (1.8m diameter). In Maori tradition, your whakapapa is not only at the core of who you are. But also how you make sense of your place in the world. It’s the genealogy joining your iwi, your hapu and also your tribe. All interconnected divisions of a Maori community. Understanding the influences our ancestry has on our lives helps us celebrate our culture and be appreciative of other cultural spaces. The meaning of Whakapapa is perfect to bring a cultural aspect to a childcare centre or a primary school classroom.
Choose a Whakapapa Maori Design Mat in vibrant black and white to celebrate culture every day while you work, rest or play. Children can enjoy tracing the lines of the image and coming up with interpretations of this evocative symbolism. Use this eye-catching mat design as a talking space, eating space or meeting space in your home or primary school classroom. Early childcare centre/pre-eschool/playcentre/kindy and also a cultural centre or marae.
For the home or any community space, Whakapapa is a celebration of family and ancestral connections. In the office, it’s a unique talking point design with an on-trend multicultural vibe.
WHAKAPAPA is a genuine stylish Maori design mat that is ideal to bring a cultural element to any childcare centre or a primary school classroom.
Like all the lightweight, stylish recycled plastic mats, the Whakapapa recycled mat is comfortable and easy to clean. Made from 95% recycled plastics. Plastics such as plastic bags and PET bottles. You can fold it up for transportation and storage, and it wipes clean easily for indoor or outdoor use.
WHAKAPAPA Maori Design Recycled Cultural Mat
Colours: Black/white or Red/black.
Made from: Recycled polypropylene plastic.
Name of design: Whakapapa.
Origin of design: New Zealand.
Artist: Michelle Walters.
Origin of artist: New Zealand Maori.
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.
|Dimensions||94 × 40 × 7 cm|
|Colour - Whakapapa|
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.
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