symbol KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

symbol KORU is the Maori word for "bight" or "loop" and refers to the new shoots of the silver fern, The spiral shaped koru is derived from an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movements towards an inner coil refers to 'going back to the beginning'. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic for new life, hope, perfection, rebirth, a new start, awakening, personal growth, purity, nuturing, a new phase in life, the spirit of rejuvenation and peace.

Reuben Paterson - The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons, Date: 2001, Medium: glitter dust on canvas, Credit: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001

Reuben Paterson - The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons, Date: 2001, Medium: glitter dust on canvas, Credit: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001

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