KORU (kor roo) is the Maori word for “loop.” I was introduced to this word when my daughter lived in New Zealand. To the indigenous people, the koru spiral represents the new shoots of the fern frond as it begins to unfurl, symbolizing new beginnings or a new phase of life. Koru also means positive change, personal growth and hope for the future. It embodies one’s spirituality, working together in harmony and being mindful of the good things in life. At Koru Ceremony I strive to embody these ideals that honors new beginnings through ceremony.
Here are some photos I have taken of ferns unfurling or koru over time. Most are from our backyard, and my travels to New Zealand and Costa Rica.