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New Zealand - "Aroha" 1.8m x 0.9m

New Zealand - Aroha 1.8m x 0.9m

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Stock levels - In stock and ready for immediate delivery

Origin of design - New Zealand Maori

Artist - Milton Tupaea

Name of design - Aroha

        Indigenous Art Code

More information can be found about all of our artists on our “Artists’ page

Shape - Rectangle

Size - 1.8mx0.9

Colours (These mats are reversible, so you can use either side that you wish, photos show both sides of the same mat) - Black & White

Description about design - "Aroha" in Maori means "Love"

This design represents the love of a family unit. There are 3 symbolic Koru in this design representing the father as the guardian, protecting his wife and child

Koru is a word that is synonymous with New Zealand Maori culture, all you have to do is take a look at the Air New Zealand tail and you'll see a "Koru" proudly flying and even Air New Zealand's premium travel lounges are proudly called "Koru Lounges"

The "Koru" is a Maori symbol that represents a "Punga Tree" fern unfolding as a new leaf. The meaning represents new life, a new beginning, re-growth, peace and tranquility, the "Koru" reaches for the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new positive beginnings.....

 This traditional motif, was for thousands of years used on "Waka's" or traditional canoes that sailed the South Pacific and Polynesian waters.

Today many New Zealanders use the "Koru" as a symbol that represents being a New Zealander, many kiwi's have "Koru" tattoo's on their bodies or you may see bone or jade carvings of the "Koru" symbol.

Today we have taken this truly New Zealand symbol of culture and created contemporary recycled mats to be used in both an indoor or outdoor environment.

Care Instructions - All our floor mats have been made to the best attainable standards from UV treated recycled polypropylene. We make no assertions on the longevity of the product as there are too many variables including care, exposure to continuous direct sunlight, contact with abrasive cleaners etc

Please also note that although these floor and play mats are wonderful to use outside, we do not suggest that are left outside in direct and permanent sun and rain full time due to high UV exposure

FYI - More information can be found on how and where our mats are made under the FAQ’s section

Suitable uses -

  • Play mat in child care centres and kindies
  • Library "Story Telling" 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 / shakes off
  • Perfect for picnics in the park 
  • High traffic areas
  • Brighten a classroom or kids play room
  • Cover a yucky old non-useable concrete spot and bring new life to the area
  • Define a play space for children
  • BBQ areas
  • Camping
  • Dog grooming shows
  • Markets stalls
  • Lounge room floors or runners
  • Cultural Wall Art
  • Wedding / Ceremonial mat
  • Going "Bush"
  • Our range of rubber mats may also be custom designed for your own needs and print or school or business name 


    Mat weights are as follows -XXXL 6mx2.4m = 6.5 kg = 20x45x80cmXXL - 4mx2.4m = 4kg = 12x45x80cmXL 3mx3m = 3.6 kg = 40x12x100cmLG 2.7mx2.7 = 3.4kg = 90x37x10cmMED 2.7mx1.8m = 2.4kg = 90x37x7cmSQUARE 18.mx1.8m = 2kg = 90x5x37cmRUNNERS 2.7mx0.9m = 1.1kg = 90x37x4cmSMALL 1.8mx0.9m = 0.9kg = 90x45x3c

Web Price $49.00
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New Zealand - "Aroha" 1.8m x 0.9m Testimonials

Hi - just wanted to let you know that my Aroha mat arrived this morning and I wanted to let you know that I LOVE it! Thanks so much for a gorgeous mat! Claire in Victoria June 2012

Hi JJ, Just got the Aroha mats they look “FAB”.  I’ve given one for my friends birthday and she loves it. Just a thanks and keep up the good work. Arohanui Eve x June 2012

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