Thursday, November 10, 2011


Great and simply card (NZ-59100) but with a powerful cultural and spiritual symbol "The Koru" from the Maori... Maori name for New Zealand is "Aotearoa" and means "the land of the long white cloud". Thanks Frances!

The New Zealand Experience stamp issue (6 stamps)
Stamp 4:Māori culture is an essential part of New Zealand’s identity and history. As tourists trek around the country they’ll come across traditional Māori arts, the power of kapa haka performance and marae, and possibly even pick up some Te Reo Māori (the Māori language).

The koru, which is often used in Māori art as a symbol of creation, is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. Its circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. The koru therefore symbolises the way in which life both changes and stays the same.
...It is a symbol of new life, growth, strength, and peace...

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