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

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

Maori patterns - koru (silver fern) and fish hook designs. Traditional colours…

Maori patterns - koru (silver fern) and fish hook designs. Traditional colours…

Art we did using pastel and weaving in harakeke looks really effective on the walls

Art we did using pastel and weaving in harakeke looks really effective on the walls

Root of Life - The overall design of the painting resembles the Maori symbol, the Koru. The Koru represents the beginning of a new life and purity to the world. Once again, I decided to use lots of colours to show that the life ahead is an exciting journey. The beginning to the journey is narrow, where parents and help is constantly present to help prepare one for the tougher road ahead, represented by the wider end of the journey. [Aboriginal, Maori]

Root of Life - The overall design of the painting resembles the Maori symbol, the Koru. The Koru represents the beginning of a new life and purity to the world. Once again, I decided to use lots of colours to show that the life ahead is an exciting journey. The beginning to the journey is narrow, where parents and help is constantly present to help prepare one for the tougher road ahead, represented by the wider end of the journey. [Aboriginal, Maori]

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