Masonic Lodges use a "Mosaic Pavement" for part of their ceremonies.

It was the practise of Military Lodges, who had a "travelling warrant" to meet, to have a portable pavement to use in their ceremonies.

This was commonly in the form of a carpet. The Troopers who were stationed at the goldfields in the mid 1800’s used this carpet or rug.

It came into the possession of the Lodges at Gulgong in approximately 1870 and was in continual-use by them until 1989.

The rug is made with a hessian type material and is a simplified design compared to modern pavements.