All About Our World Map Mats

All About Our World Map Mats

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It’s a mat. It’s a tapestry. It’s a diaper bag staple.

Equal parts space-maker and educational tool, our World Map Mat has endless uses in and outside of the home. Playmats, placemats, picnic blankets — we love to see how our community finds ways to make this Gathre bestseller their own.

What started a few years back as a tapestry painting by our dear (and talented!) friend Merrilee Liddiard for her kids and home, later took on a new life as a Gathre mat collaboration in 2018. Since then, our World Map has expanded in size options and footprint in homes across the country — and dare we say, globe!

“I really came to love — even more — all the corners of this world we call home. We're all in this together. It's our world — the only one we've got, and we have a responsibility to her. To learn about her peoples, landscapes and stories. To respect her. To love her. And this mat collab with @gathre is a perfect way to share all of that with our children — our world’s future.” – Merrilee Liddiard, artist at Mer Mag


Pair it with Wooden Landmarks

Take one step further to combine education with play, when you bring Wooden Landmarks into the picture. Together with the map, these toys can make your littles feel like they’re on top of the world, placing historical structures in their proper places…or better yet, wherever they please!

So which size is right for you?


The compact size of the Micro makes it extra lightweight and versatile!

Great for:

  • Breakfast placemat
  • Homeschooling tool
  • Desktop mat
  • Diaper bag changing mat
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Go for the Mini+ if you’d like the benefits of portability and practicality.

Great for:

  • Toting around different areas
  • Play mat
  • Wall decor
  • Hanging above a bed or crib
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Midi Circle

Looking for something circular, but still good on the go? We recommend the Midi!

Great for:

  • Tabletop play station
  • Picnic blanket
  • Beach “towel”
  • Playroom area mat
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Our biggest size of the map, the Midi+ can be more of a statement piece in your space.

Great for:

  • Mid-sized tablecloth
  • Room-making playmat
  • Picnic blanket
  • Hangable tapestry
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So pick your size, put it to many uses, and light up your family’s imagination and travel dreams, all the while. Don’t forget to pair it with Wooden Landmarks for the little one in your life!

We’d love to see how our World Map makes its way through your own world, so share with us on Instagram and be sure to tag @gathre!

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