We got some temporary tattoos of the Diversity Fern from the Human Rights Commission.
Each of the six fronds of the Diversity Fern symbolises a different culture.
- The traditional kowhaiwhai pattern from a painted panel of the Manutuke church (1849).
- Samoan pattern from a tapa cloth.
- An abstracted form of a pattern present in many African and Asian motifs.
- A European Fleur de Lys design, from a hinge of a door of Auckland’s St Patrick’s Cathedral.
- A middle Eastern motif
- Baby fronds suggesting new growth.