Koru has a dual meaning. It is commonly used in Maori art as because of its fluid circular shape. Based on the unfurling fern frond of the native New Zealand silver fern, the circular shape of the koru conveys the idea of perpetual movement, while it’s inner coil, the corm with rolled up inner leaflets, suggests a return to the point of origin. In the larger scheme, this is a metaphor for the way in which life both changes and stays the same.
Koru is often associated with nurturing and represents peace, tranquility and spirituality together with a sense of strength, re-growth and new beginnings.
Traditionally, the joining of two KORU suggests a second meaning of 'long clouds, strata', suggesting the 'land of the long white cloud'.