From my native homeland.  The curled Ponga (Tree Fern) koru. The koru is the budlike beginning of a fern leaf before it opens. The symbol is prominent in traditional Maori art motifs such as bone and wood carvings, and tattoos (moko). The unfurling koru leaf pattern represents new beginnings.

From my native homeland. The curled Ponga (Tree Fern) koru. The koru is the budlike beginning of a fern leaf before it opens. The symbol is prominent in traditional Maori art motifs such as bone and wood carvings, and tattoos (moko). The unfurling koru leaf pattern represents new beginnings.

NZ Flax - the nectar is loved by the Tui and the leaves are essential for weaving Maori kete (baskets)

NZ Flax - the nectar is loved by the Tui and the leaves are essential for weaving Maori kete (baskets)

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