Koru spiral

The significance and symbolic meaning of the spiral shape known as Koru in Maori tribal tattoo.

Koru ~ a spiral shape fern of New Zealand.  Symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.

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.

Maori Symbols--Double twist and koru

Maori Symbols--Double twist and koru -- but Pikorua single twist only

The entwined Double Koru is a Maori symbol that is said to represent two lives growing together. The Sky Father and Earth Mother joined.

The entwined Double Koru is a Maori symbol that is said to represent two lives growing together. The Sky Father and Earth Mother joined.

New Zealand Maori silver fern koru yin yang tattoo flash black and white design

Something incorporating the moon and the ocean waves, wave curls representing spirals (as they are a healing shape). All amounting to a yin yang symbol New Zealand Maori silver fern koru yin yang tattoo flash black and white design

Tattoo of Koru sunmoon, All is possible tattoo - custom tattoo designs on TattooTribes.com

Tattoo of Koru sunmoon, All is possible tattoo - custom tattoo designs on…

Polynesian Half Sleeve on Anthony 1 by Koru Tattoo #marquesantattooshalfsleeves

Polynesian Half Sleeve on Anthony 1 by Koru Tattoo #marquesantattooshalfsleeves

Koru– a Maori design. Represents new life and harmony, as well as growth and peace. The shape is based on the unfurling of a fern frond found in New Zealand.

Koru– a Maori design. Represents new life and harmony, as well as growth - silhouette frond unfurling

Koru - a symbol in Maori art mimicking the fiddlehead of new ferns.  It symbolizes new life, growth, development, and peace.  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.

Koru – A Symbol Of Maori Art Mimicking The Fiddlehead Of New Ferns. It Symbolizes New Life, Growth, Development, And Peace. The Circular Shape Of The Koru Helps To Convey The Idea Of Perpetual Movement While The Inner Coil Suggests A Return To The Point

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