Koru, Icon of New Zealand. 'Koru' is the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond.

Koru - The unfolding spiral tipped shoots of the New Zealand silver fern plant become new fern fronds. Thus the reference to new life or a new start. Especially in Maori culture, these Koru have a strong symbolical meaning.

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. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

Koru: 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 - Source: Wikipedia

NZ Tui by Flox

Flox (Haley King) is one of my favourite local artists. This is "Tui" and is spray paint and stencil. Simon got me "Tui" for Christmas - it makes my heart sing!

Joug Design : Fabric Tui light shade - Clever Bastards: The best of New Zealand art & design

Joug Design : Fabric Tui light shade - Clever Bastards: The best of New Zealand art & design

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