The Koru, Maori symbol of creation

The Koru - Maori Symbol of Creation The koru (Māori for “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.

Urban Maori Art

In Maori (tribal language in New Zealand) this is called a koru.

Maori symbol

The spiral shaped Maori koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life; a new beginning.

ღღ Title:Tribal Koru Teal  Artist:Reina CottierMedium:  Painting - Acrylic On Canvas

ღღ Title:Tribal Koru Teal Artist:Reina CottierMedium: Painting - Acrylic On…

At the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (itself in a very cool building by Jean Nouvel), Is this awesome luminous wall in the temporary Maori   exhibit that relates to the graphic arts of the New Zealand tribe. Illuminated!

At the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (itself in a very cool building by Jean Nouvel), Is this awesome luminous wall in the temporary Maori exhibit that relates to the graphic arts of the New Zealand tribe.


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