symbol KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped 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 for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

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;

Robin Slow Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora 5

Robin Slow Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora 5

Tihei Mauri Ora series #5 Robin Slow Maori Art painting new zealand kura contemporary art gallery

Tihei Mauri Ora series Robin Slow Maori Art painting new zealand kura…

Robin Slow Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora Taniwha #19

Robin Slow , Maori Art Design New Zealand Painting Kokowai Gold Leaf Canvas Tohora Taniwha

A 300 year old ornamental Maori adze-head, New Zealand. Made of Pounamu (Nephrite or Greenstone). Note the small hole drilled at the top for suspension on a fine cord worn around the neck. It was found in 1972 during archaeological excavations on the Kaikoura coast.

A 300 year old ornamental Maori adze-head, New Zealand. Made of Pounamu (Nephrite or Greenstone)

Tane Mahuta (Close Up)

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.

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