In pounamu carving the koru is said to represent new beginnings, growth and regeneration. We know it symbolizes the fern frond seen in New Zealand's native bush because of a Maori proverb that speaks of rebirth and growth: "Ka hinga atu he tete-kura - ka hara-mai he tete-kura" "As one fern frond dies - one is born to take it's place".
The original drawing is from Penny Brown
This variation is submitting by ADEDU team
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