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;
Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.