Koru Spiral, Interlocked. The Koru represents the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality along with a strong sense of re growth or new beginnings. The Koru is also often associated with nurturing so when interlocked with others is frequently used to represent the strength and purity of a loving relationship within a family.
Our own wharenui. Each picture on the maihi represents something important to one student or the class just as the carvings on a meeting house might depict something about the hapu of that marae. On the amo are images of legends that resonate with the class.
This is an oil painting by the Samoan artist Fatu Feu'u (1946- ), depicting the story of Salamasina, a significant woman from ancient Samoa. http://artsonline2.tki.org.nz/resources/units/music_units/symbol_2_sound/images.php