Lembrando a scion of a fetus, the Koru is used very frequently in Māori art as a symbol of creation Its circular shape conveys the idea of a perpetual motion and the inner spirals suggest a return to the point of origin. Thus, the koru symbolizes the way life changes and simultaneously remains the same.
The koru (Māori for loop) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.
Tui And Koru Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Dianne Connolly