The koru is often used in Maori art as a symbol of creation. The koru shape is a scroll shape and is linked to the New Zealand fern. The shoot of the fern has a curled-over tip which unfurls and becomes a fern leaf.
“The koru reaches toward the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new positive beginnings…. The koru represents the unfolding of new life, that everything is reborn and continues. It represents renewal and hope for the future. Spiral, geometry of life, sacred creation….”