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the Art Curator for Kids - Art Around the World - New Zealand - Maori - Parts of Wharenui, Te Whare Runanga labeled

the Art Curator for Kids - Art Around the World - New Zealand - Maori - Parts of Wharenui, Te Whare Runanga labeled

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.

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.

Toki: This design represents the Toki or Adze ("adz" in American English) which was used to carve the great canoes and also to cut and wo...

Toki: This design represents the Toki or Adze ("adz" in American English) which was used to carve the great canoes and also to cut and wo...

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.

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

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

'Koru' is the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond. The pattern is used in many Maori and New Zealand art forms and symbolizes new life, regeneration, growth, strength and peace - Aotearoa

'Koru' is the Maori word for the new unfurling fern frond. The pattern is used in many Maori and New Zealand art forms and symbolizes new life, regeneration, growth, strength and peace - Aotearoa