Koru (fern) is a word in the Maori language for "bay" or "loop".
It refers to the sprout of a fern which grows in New Zealand. The spiral of the Koru is an indication for the enrolling leave of the fern. A new leave of the fern has exactly this shape, before enrolling completely.
Because of its form, it stands for new life, Hope, perfection, reincarnation, personal growth, recommencement or the start of a new life.
It is also a symbol for renewal, but also for virginity and hope for the future. Other meanings are peace, harmony and growth.
Last but not least it symbolises a lovingly relation in the family.
The maori use this symbol in many different varities in a lot of designs.