1010 x 40cm
Emerald Green coque, white hen with a touch of saddle hackle feather.
Huruwhenua is a general term for forest plants and this Korowai represents the NZ Fern as it reproduces spores and new life. 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 stood for strength, stubborn resistance, and enduring power. To Pākehā (New Zealanders of non-Māori descent), the fern symbolised their sense of attachment to their homeland.