Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mu, the Hawaiian Christmas Elf

Mu, the Menehune Christmas Elf 
Birthdate: Novemapa 24th, 2016 (11/24/16) 

Mu carries a big surprise for you! Close your eyes, make a wish 
and get ready to open your magical gift! 

Ringing his magical Christmas bell, Mu dances happily down the mountain with a big smile on his face. He chants:
Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas) 
He makana nau Me Ke Aloha. (Here is a gift for you with all my love.) 

Mu has wrapped a traditional secret Ho'okupu (gift) in Ti leaves. It is a magical treasure which will fulfill somebody’s most heartfelt desire. 

Close your eyes, make a wish and get ready to open your special gift! 

Mu is the Menehune’s Christmas Elf. He wears red elf shoes and a matching Santa Claus hat and belt. Mu’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed all these clothes for him. She also crocheted his green shorts and wove her Mana (spiritual energy) into the green Hulu (feather) lei he wears around his hat. In Hawaii the Hulu is believed to link to the divine.
Last she draped a candy cane amulet around Mu’s neck, because her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson) is just so sweet.
All these precious things were Tutu’s gift of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Kane.

Mu is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Mu has little hands and feet, elf ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Mu is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
Mu comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity. 

Listen closely! 
Mu whispers secrets about the magical Mana of the Hawaiian Kalikimaka. 








Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pua'a, Hawaiian Pig of Good Fortune


May Pua'a, the Hawaiian Pig of Good Fortune, smile on you!

Pua'a was lovingly handcrafted in Hawaii in the likeness of the Hawaiian wild pig.

 
She is about 3” long and 1.5" tall, fitting in the palm of your hand.
Pua’a is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.

Good luck follows Pua'a everywhere she goes. 

Absolutely lovable with a Plumeria flower behind her ear, 
Pua'a is an exclusive gift to loved ones or to yourself!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Hawaii's Nativity Scene


Mele Kalikimaka from the Big Island of Hawaii!
One of a Kind Hawaiian Nativity Scene

He kapu hanai 'oia ka moe
No ke kama iki e hiamoe ai
Nānā mai la na hōkū ma i luna mai
Iā Iesu ka Haku o moe laʻi ana

Away in a manger, no crib for his head
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay


Standing in a precious coconut creche Malia (Virgin Mary) lovingly watches over her baby Iesu (Jesus), who is contently nestled in his nut cradle. Iokepa (Joseph) shines his sacred Kukui nut torch in honor of the greatest of all blessings. Pua'a, the pig, Honu, the turtle and Pueo, the owl have gathered to adore the sweet baby.


In the Christmas spirit of Hawaii, the dolls, animals, coconut cradle and accessories were intricately handcrafted with the greatest love and respect for this sacred event.


Malia and Iokepa are about 3” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The bodie are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. Iesu is about 3/4" tall. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their face. Malia, Iokepa and Iesu have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.
Pueo's body has been crocheted with embroidery thread. Pua'a and Honu were sewn out of faux fur.
The coconut for the creche was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut husk base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with a certificate of authenticity.

Treat yourself to this Holy Ohana (family)
 and bring the Christmas spirit of the Islands to your home.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Magical Hawaiian Menehune Dolls

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

Welcome to the Enchanting World of Magical Hawaiian Menehunes!

One of a Kind Handcrafted Miniature Dolls Reflecting the Spiritual Wisdom of Hawaii.

Kalo 

Hawaiian Menehunes are one of a kind 4" miniature collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii and the fascinating diversity of the world we live in.



All Menehune Dolls have their own names and birth dates. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity and a booklet of their own unique story, which conveys a personal inspiring message for guidance and protection. Their detailed personalities and accessories reflect the wisdom of Hawaiian spirituality and culture.


The Little People of the Secret Power

In Hawaii the Menehunes are often called "The Little People of the Secret Power" and referred to as the legendary, original inhabitants of the islands. Menehunes are mystical, shy little creatures who hide in secret places of the forest during the day, and perform their magic at night under the glow of the moon.

Many People in Hawaii have actually seen Menehunes.

Menehunes take the greatest pleasure in doing good deeds to help people. With their great determination and perseverance they possess a magical ability to get things done.


Kamapua'a, the Hunter

Aumakuas (Ancestral Spirits)

Hawaiian Menehunes are enchanting, lovable, creative, and sometimes mischievous little creatures.They are so closely connected to their Aumakuas, like Honu, the Hawaiian Turtle, Pua'a, the pig and Pueo, the Hawaiian Owl, that these often become their faithful companions and guardians.


Some of the Menehune Dolls have their own special coconut cradle or chair. The coconuts were selected from palm trees at Punalu`u Black Sands Beach. They are hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.



Other Menehunes love to go sailing in the ocean in their wooden Wa'akaukahi (Canoe).


Kauai and Honu

Magical Hawaiian Menehunes are Dolls with a Soul.

They love playing, dancing, singing, swimming, and, most of all, eating. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them, and take care of them, they will love you in return, guide, protect, and inspire you on your life's journey.
All dolls, miniature animals, and accessories were individually handcrafted in the Menehune's habitat in the beautiful, secluded mountains of Ka'u on the Big Island of Hawaii. Miniature Hawaiian Menehunes are unique art dolls for display rather than a child's toy.



Huggable Menehunes
There also are the 10" Huggable Menehunes, made especially for children to bring their magic into your and your children's life.



Hawaiian Menehunes are Guardian Angels and Spiritual Guides.

The Menehune's Mana is unconditional Aloha (love). They are devoted to guide, protect and inspire us on our life's journey.
Interweaving legends, traditions, sacred teachings, powerful chants and magical rituals, the Menehunes embody Hawaii's ancient magical spirit. Hawaiian Menehune Dolls inspire Aloha (love) and the lifestyle of Hawaiian Pono (righteousness), which unites body, mind and spirit in balance and harmony.

Magical Menehunes are dolls with a soul bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii.




Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Japanese Kimono Dolls, Blessings of Good Luck


Welcome to the magical world of Miniature Japanese Kimono Dolls!

Japanese Kimono Dolls inspire blessings of good luck, friendship, happiness and health.
They will dance their way into your heart and embrace you with sunshine and happiness.
All my dolls are one of a kind 4”miniature collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for the enchanting diversity of the world we live in.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
Each doll conveys a personal, inspiring message. Their detailed personalities, miniature Kimonos and traditional accessories reflect the wisdom of Japanese culture and spirituality.

美咲 
Misaki (Beautiful Blossom)

I pray for your happiness.
私はあなたの幸せのために祈ります。


さち 
Sachi (Bliss)

Let’s always be friends!
'Sは常に友達になるしましょう​​!


Each doll is an original design and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Japanese Kimono Dolls are made to be handled with love and care. They are not suitable as a child's toy.
Japanese Kimono Dolls are enchanting, loveable little creatures. If you adopt them, love them and take care of them, their unconditional love will guide, protect and inspire you on your life’s journey. 

Japanese Kimono Dolls are a wonderful gift to people close to you or to yourself at any time of the year.




Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hawaii's Coral Reef, Sacred Landscape of the Pacific Ocean

The magnificent Puna (Coral) is a gift from the ocean.

Coral is believed to have great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy). It is the stone of passion and healing. Coral provides protection from illness and harm. According to research, corals contain hormones which have a strong positive influence on the human body. Ashes from burned Coral heal wounds and ulcers. Coral powder dissolved in water is an effective pain-killer.

Coral also is believed to attract love, prosperity, creativity, optimism, inner peace, strength and understanding of life's purpose.

Hawaii's coral reefs stretch out for more than 1200 miles in the Pacific Ocean, covering about 85% of all coral reefs in the US. The reef is of great importance to the ocean environment and its inhabitants as well as to humans. It supports marine and terrestrial life.
They look just like rocks, but reefs are alive. Corals give them their structure, offering habitat and food to the many fish, lobsters, octopus and crabs. The 500 different species of algae growing on the Hawaiian coral reef provide food and life-sustaining oxygen for all marine life. Algae provide more oxygen than all land plants worldwide combined.
Many of the plants, fish, and invertebrates found in the Hawaiian coral reef are endemic to Hawaii. In old Hawaii reef fish provided the people with  protein and are still considered a delicacy today.

Reefs protect shorelines from erosion and storm damage by limiting the impact of strong waves.

The beautiful beaches of Hawaii were created by the coral reef. Beach sand evolves from dead fragments of coral, shells and calcified algae. 

The great surfing waves of Hawaii are shaped by the reefs.
Snorkeling and diving in the enchanting coral reef makes the Pacific Ocean and underwater paradise, which allows us to connect with the wonders of nature.
Hawaiian reefs are endangered. Showing respect and appreciation by helping to clean the beaches, catching only the fish that are really needed, refraining from throwing waste into the water will help to sustain our precious coral reefs.

Malama Ka'aina!- Care for the land!

The magnificent Hawaiian Coral inspired the creation of Menehune Boy Puna (Coral).


Puna (Coral), the Healer 

Birthdate: Kepakemapa 1, 2016 (09-01-16)

Allow Puna to be your healing guide! 
His coral Mana restores Pono (harmony) in mind, body and soul.

Puna's gift to you is his precious red bamboo coral staff. Red coral is the stone of passion and healing. Puna reflects the coral's great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy).
Puna is a Ho'ola (healer). Walking along the shores of the magnificent Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, he searches for the gorgeous corals, he is named after. When the signs are right and the spirits permit, he gathers the corals. Chanting a Pule (prayer) to give thanks for the gift, Puna cleans the corals in the ocean water and merges with their Mana.
As soon as he enters his Ohana’s (family’s) village, all the Menehunes gather around him. “Aloha e Puna!” they greet him respectfully. Puna is the Menehune’s Ho'ola. Being around Puna’s corals and healing Mana leaves the Menehunes with a feeling of deep inner peace and happiness.

Puna's Tutu (grandmother) sewed his blue lava lava (wraparound). She hand drew a red coral and limu (sea grass) design on the front of the lava lava to enhance Puna's magical coral Mana. All these things were Tutu's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).

Puna is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Puna has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Puna is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Puna brings you the healing Mana of the Hawaiian Coral.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Magical Fairy Tales

                              Pu, the Menehune Mo'olelo (Story Teller)

Fairy tales have a wonderful secretive power. They draw magic into our lives and inspire us with a sense of wonder. Enchantment, magical spells, dwarfs, giants, witches and always the triumph of good over evil have fascinated humanity for centuries.
As a little girl in Germany my childhood was filled with fairy tales and magic. Every night my grandmother or my mother would read a fairy tale to me. I loved to hear them over and over again.
My grandmother’s Brother Grimm's fairy tale book is still one of my most cherished possessions. Opening the precious book with the wonderful pictures is like stepping into a world of magic. 
Fairy tales shaped my life, teaching me to dream, believe and love.

At an early age I learned that all things magical require faith.

Fairy tales have been passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, for hundreds of years. Our ancestors talk to us through fairy tales, reawakening memories that go beyond childhood into past lifes reminding us of the trans-formative power of stories.

My love of fairy tales inspired the creation of Pu and Honu.

Pu and Honu
Conch Shell and Turtle

Birth Date: Kepakemapa 4, 2016 (09/04/16)

Pu, the Mo’olelo (story teller) uses the power of words to weave wishes into reality.

Standing up on a hill in the Kaiholena Mountains, Pu blows his conch shell in the 4 sacred directions, announcing to his Menehune Ohana (family) that he is ready to tell another one of his exciting stories to them. As the powerful sound of Pu’s conch shell echoes across the 'Aina (land), the Menehunes come running to the story place in the ferns to hear Pu’s new tale.

Pu tells stories about the Menehune Ohana, the Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. The Menehunes listen to Pu’s story in wonder, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, and always full of excitement. Pu’s stories are wonderful!

Pu uses his words to weave the story into being. He knows that words and thoughts have tremendous power to shape reality, changing the past, present, and future.
Pu knows how to tell your story too!
He will use his words to weave your wishes into reality.

Honu is listening too. She is Pu’s Aumakua (guardian spirit) and has become his faithful companion. Pu is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of Honu. In Hawaii the Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.
The conch shell was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of Aloha (love) to his Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). Pu always carries his conch shell, even when he goes to sleep. It attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.
Pu’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his lava lava (wraparound) out of red cotton and crocheted a green hat, underwear and matching shoes. She hand painted 3 green honus on the lava lava and wrapped a Honu amulet around Pu's neck to invoke divine blessings. Last she put a white Plumeria Flower on little Honu who loves its beauty and sweet fragrance.


 Pu is about 4” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Pu has little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. Honu is about 1" long. The body is made out of faux fur and wired for flexibility. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Pu and Honu are one of a kind display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.

Pu and Honu convey the magical power of words.