The Koru is the Maori name given to the spiral shape of the unfurling silver fern frond. It is often used in Maori as a symbol of creation, new life, growth and peace. Its circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. The Koru therefore symbolises the way in which life both changes and stays the same.
Clear glass koru with a blue swirl interior.
The koru shape represents an infant spiral frond, found in the new growth of New Zealand's fern plant, the new frond uncoils to form the leaf.