Ceramic Art Tile by Porteous Tiles - Ferns with Koru design
Ceramic art tile by Porteous Tiles.
Ferns with Koru design.
Relief patterns are under a dark green glossy glaze and edges are glazed matt black.
Size approximately 15.2cm x 15.2cm x 1.5cm
About the Fern:
New Zealand has approximately 200 species of native ferns. The Silver Fern has been accepted as a symbol of New Zealand's national identity since the 1880s. To Māori, the elegant shape of the fronds stand for strength, stubborn resistance, and enduring power. To Pākehā (New Zealanders of non-Māori descent), the fern symbolises their sense of attachment to their homeland.
About the Koru:
Called the Koru, (the Maori word for "loop") the spiral shape is reminiscent of the form of an unfurling fern frond. It symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace.