Fronds of a Fern Tree
The fronds of a fern tree are part of the online jigsaw puzzle collection of New Zealand vacations in West Auckland.
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New Zealand the land of fern recognizes fern as one of their national symbols.
This is quite understandable since ferns are so plentiful. Let alone in the Waitakere Ranges, that are west of Auckland, more than 100 species thrive. This makes up for about 60% of all fern species home in New Zealand.
The silver fern for example gave logo and name inspiration to NZ's leading netball team. Many attractive variations and abstractions of the fern and the unfurling fern frond are part of business and sports team logos like that of the All Blacks for example.
While in creative arts carvers, painters, sculptors, and jewellers take their inspiration from fern, too. A tradition that goes way back to the beginning of the Maori people on this island. In their mythology the new frond is called koru. It carries the symbolic meaning of new beginnings, balance, and growth.
The koru is one of many symbols that shape and accentuate unique gift ideas for loved ones or for one self.
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