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Patricia Howitt (patriciahowitt)

Koru Mania

by Patricia Howitt

Skins are thin, easy-to-remove, vinyl decals for customizing your device. Skins are made from a patented material that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles for easy application.


One of our most-loved iconic symbols in Aotearoa New Zealand is the koru or spiral. Derived from the unfurling fern frond. it was developed by the Maori settlers into a powerful art form, widely used especially in wood carving. Using only stone tools, the Maori master carvers perfected the art of creating highly intricate curving forms in some of our hardest and most durable native timbers. The koru was used on ocean-going war canoes, marae or public buildings, tattoos and sculptures of the human figure.

Today the koru, usually in a stylized form, features widely in new Zealand iconography. It stands for new beginnings, growth, and power.

This design began as a detailed drawing of the unfolding fern frond as seen through a botanical magnifying lens. From there it developed into a variety of forms and color combinations. Massed together, these are 'Koru Mania'. Koru, spiral, symbol, fern, frond, unfolding, plant, new zealand, aotearoa.

Bruce Stanfield commented on September 24, 2012 5:37pm
AAA+ well done! you know I would love this one alright!!!! :)
Patricia Howitt commented on September 24, 2012 6:08pm
Hahaaa - go for it, Bruce! Many thanks too :-))
Chris' Landscape Images & Desi… commented on September 30, 2012 8:37pm
I didn't know your a Kiwi, Patricia :) Never mind, I'll keep commenting! This collage looks great, love all those colourful symbols!
Patricia Howitt commented on October 6, 2012 1:15am
:-)) So sorry to disappoint you Chris, please don't leave me lol!! Glad you like this btw.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 6, 2012 10:10am
Oh Yeah, ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ ✯ 👍 !!!
Patricia Howitt commented on October 6, 2012 12:35pm
Teehee - thanks Wayne!
Catspaws commented on October 17, 2012 2:15pm
fabulous !
Michael Hammond commented on October 18, 2012 9:57am
Wow these are great!
Patricia Howitt commented on December 1, 2012 11:45pm
Thnk you Michael!
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