Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Surfing Hawaii



Iniki and Lilo, the Surfers
(Strong Wind and Devotion)
Birth Date: Pepeluali 4, 2018 (02-04-18)

Iniki and Lilo inspire us to surrender to the waves of life with focus and balance, 
allowing them to safely carry us to our highest goals.

Iniki and Lilo are blond and blue eyed Menehune Mahoes (twins) and inseparable. Their best friend and greatest teacher is the ocean. Iniki is a He’e Nalu (surfer boy) and Lilo is a Wahine He’e Nalu (surfer girl).

Holding hands they run down to Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. When the surf is up, they surrender to the great power of the waves. Their hearts dance with Hopupu (excitement) as they eagerly anticipates the challenges of the great waves.

Iniki and Lilo love the Pacific Ocean and the surf has been their greatest teacher, evoking deep respect and humbleness within them. They know that every wave presents a challenge of going with its flow. Iniki and Lilo watch the waves, feel them inside, and connect to their Mana (spiritual energy).

Like the wind, they fly along the sea on their Olos (surfboards), riding the waves with focus and balance, Iniki and Lilo find the perfect attitude between tension and flexibility and ride the great wave home. It is the very best feeling in the world.

Surfing is magical; it has become their way of life!

Iniki is named after the strong winds of the Pacific Ocean.


Lilo's name means devotion and she is devoted to the ocean.

He'e Wahine I Ka Lani!
Lilo is a Goddess in the Surf!
He'e Ana I Ka Lala,
Ho'iana I Kamuku
Sliding across the face of a wave,
returning to the curl.

The Honu (sea turtle) is Lilo's Aumakua (Guardian Spirit). Lilo is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of the Turtle. The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.

Iniki's Aumakua is Moholani, the divine Mo'o (gecko). It is a great honor in Hawaii to have the ancient Moholani as your Aumakua. Moholani evokes good luck, strength, and protection. In honor of his Aumakua, Iniki wears a necklace with a silver gecko pendant around his neck.
Iniki and Lilo always feel safe when they surf because they know that their Aumakuas are watching over them.

Iniki, Lilo and their Kuku (grandfather) made the Olos (surfboards) together. First they chose the right Hawaiian Wiliwili tree for the boards. Before cutting the tree, they faced towards the sea and said a prayer of thanks for the wood they would use. They honored the spirit of the tree by burying a fish beneath it. Last Iniki, Lilo and Kuku painted a design of the divine Mo'o on Iniki's Olo and 4 Honus on Lilo's Olo. The wooden Olos are Lilo’s and Iniki's most treasured possession. They always carry them with them, even when they go to sleep.

Iniki’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed Kimo's green Lava blue and green surfer shorts and crocheted green shoes. Last Tutu draped the Mo'o pendant around his neck.

Tutu sewed Lilo's blue and green bikini with matching green shoes. Last Tutu lovingly put a fragrant Plumeria flower in Lilo's hair.

All these things were Tutu’s and Kuku's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to their beloved Mo'opunas (grandchildren).

Iniki and Lilo are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. Their bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Iniki and Lilo have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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


Lilo and Iniki are ready to be your new friends and surf their way into your heart.

Lilo and Iniki reflect the Mana of the Hawaiian Winds and Waters, 
the Honu and the divine Mo'o.


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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lili’uokalani, the Queen

Lili’uokalani 
Birthdate: Ianuali 26, 2018 (01/26/18)

Lili’uokalani's music illuminates life with joy and happiness.


Lili is named after Lili’uokalani, Hawaii’s last and only queen. Her name means “Lili of the Heaven”. Lili sits happily in her driftwood chair at the beach playing her Ukulele and singing some of her favorite Hawaiian songs.
Nai'a (dolphin,) her Aumakua (guardian spirit), is curled around her perfecting the Mana (spiritual energy) of peace and happiness.
The delightful sound of Lili's Ukulele echoes across the Aina (land) accompanying her songs about the Menehune Ohana (family), Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe.

Lili reminds us that there is always more than enough time to fulfill all desires.

Her cheerful Mana brightens up the day with love and laughter.

Lili’s Tutu (grandmother Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha into Lili's yellow and green wrist and hat flower leis. Tutu sewed a green top with matching pants and wove a grass skirt for Lili. She crocheted little yellow shoes. Last Tutu adorned Lili's hair with a beautiful white Plumeria flower. 
The Ukulele was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of lasting love and Aloha to his beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter). It is Lili's most cherished possession.

Lili is about 4” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Lili has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Lili is a one of a kind display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Lili reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.
She is ready to be your new friend and sing her way into your heart.




















Friday, January 19, 2018

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess

Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
Birthdate: Ianuali 18, 2018 (01-18-18)

Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that life’s fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals often clear the path for positive transformations.


Aloha e Pele! (Greetings, Pele!)
The Menehunes clap their hands, jumping up and down with excitement as soon as Pele emerges from the sacred Ohia forest.
Pele always brings the most fascinating news about the flaming spirit of Hawaii’s Volcano Goddess hurling fiery ribbons of lava down the mountain slopes, giving birth to new rock formations and land.


Pele carries a Pahu (staff) with a flame of Kilauea Volcano surrounded by sacred Ti leaves. The flame embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life. 


Gifted with a passionate spirit, Menehune girl Pele was named after Hawaii’s Fire Goddess.
Pele’s abundant black hair cascades down her back like the lava flow on the mountain slope.
Pele and her brother Pu worship the Akuas (spirits) of the sacred Ohia Forest.

Pele’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into Pele's flower Haku (head lei). Tutu also sewed Pele’s volcano dress which reflects the lava flow down the mountain slope.


Pele is a 10” tall cloth doll who was individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii. Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All accessories are individually hand crafted.
Pele is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.

Pele is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime.
Pele reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and shine her way into your heart.

Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.

Huggable Hawaiian Art Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's (6 years and older) life.
Huggable Hawaiian Art Dolls are adorable and lovable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Hina, Moon Goddess of Hawaii


Mahina o hoku
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe
A i kou nani

Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

Hina, Goddess of the moon and of healing, was said to have climbed a rainbow from the ocean depths to the moon.
Hina wanted to be free from the demands of others and escape her endless everyday chores, in order to find her sacred place and express her creativity.

In the Hawaiian creation chant ,Kumulipo, she is called Hina'opuhalako'a, "Hina from whose womb came various forms". She is the Goddess of conception, menstruation, and nurturing.
While planting, Hawaiians chant to Hina to invoke her blessings.
Goddess of coral and sea creatures, Hawaiian fishermen relate to Hina by watching the rising and setting of the stars for the right timing of fishing.

Hina's creativity is illuminated through her connection with the cycles of life. She cradles a cosmic Ipu (gourd) containing the seeds of the heavens, from which the moon, stars, and creativity are sown.

If you look closely you can still see Hina's image in the full moon, beating the tapa.

Honoring Hina channels new growth.


Let go of the demands of everyday life and take a retreat of stillness. 
Connect with the earth and the moon, express intuition and creativity.
Join Hina in planting the seeds of heaven to grow dreams 
and communicate visions to the Mana of the Universe!
Reap what you sow and celebrate your crop!
 Hina inspires us to feel, play, dance, be.

Little Menehune girl, Hina, was created in honor of Hawaii's Moon Goddess.

Hina, Moon Goddess of Hawaii
Birthdate: Kekemapa 5, 2017 (12/05/17)

Hina bestows blessings of new growth, intuition and creativity.

The sacred drumming of the Ipu (gourd) echoes across the 'Aina (land) as Hina chants to the Akuas (spirits) of the moon:

Mahina o hoku
Hoʻike aʻe ʻoe
A i kou nani

Full moon of the night
Reveal your
Beauty

Because of her devotion to the moon Mana (spiritual energy), Hina was named after the Hawaiian Goddess of the Moon. 
Standing in her moon chair, Hina blesses her Menehune Ohana (family) with new growth, intuition and creativity by generously sprinkling the seeds of heaven from her cosmic Ipu upon them.
The Menehunes watch in awe as the heavenly seeds attune them to spirit and gladden their heart.

Join Hina in planting the seeds of heaven to grow dreams
and communicate visions to the Mana of the Universe.

Reap what you sow and celebrate your crop!

Hina's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana and Aloha (love) into the Maile Haku (head lei). Maile is the lei of eternal love. It is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu also sewed Hina’s blue moon dress and crocheted matching panties and shoes. 
Hawaiian gourds grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful of the Ipus for Hina. She cleaned, polished and decorated it with a star crystal. It became Hina’s most treasured possession.
All these precious things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter). 

Hina 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. She has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
The coconut for Hina’s chair was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

At night, Hina dwells in her moon chair. Feeling like a sparkling diamond shining among the stars, Hina gets lost in the majestic beauty of the moon. 

Hina is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Hina inspires us to feel, play, dance and be.


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hawaiian Nativity Scene

One of a Kind Hawaiian Nativity Scene

Ho'ano Ohana - The Holy Family
Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu and Pua'a

Standing in a precious coconut crèche Malia (Virgin Mary) lovingly watches over her baby Iesu (Jesus), who is contently nestled in his nut cradle.
Iokepa’s (Joseph’s) Kukui Nut Ihoiho (torch) symbolizes the shining heart of love and announces the birth of Iesu, the greatest of all blessings. Iesu, Malia, Iokepa and the coconut crèche are wearing a halo of the Hawaiian Hulu (feather) lei, which is believed to link to the divine.
Pua'a, the pig, Honu, the turtle and Pueo, the owl have gathered to adore the sweet baby.

In the Aloha 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 bodies 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 faces. Malia, Iokepa and Iesu have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.


Pueo, Honu and Pua'a are partially crocheted and sewn out of faux fur.

The coconut for the crèche 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.


Treat yourself to this Holy Ohana 
and bring the Aloha spirit of the Islands to your home!


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Kapono, the Keeper of Truth

Kapono and his story were created for a special order to teach children the importance of always telling the truth.

Kapono, the Keeper of Truth
Birth Date: Ianuali 8,2018 (01-08-18)

Kapono's fire dance welcomes and honors the truth in life.

Kapono's dance is tantalizing with a visual feast of his burning bamboo fire staff, telling stories about the importance of always telling the truth in life.

Fire symbolizes truth and inner light. 
Truth keeps the fire alive. 
Lies will extinguish it.

Kapono is spinning with his fire staff, twirling, throwing and catching it. His dance is thrilling and dangerous - a magnificent spectacle! 

Kapono knows all about the importance of always telling the truth and doing what he says he will do. It makes him a happy, loved and trustworthy person.
He always remembers that time when he accidentally broke Tutu's (grandmother's) favorite tea cup. When she asked him what happened, he wanted to say:" I didn't do it." But he looked at the love and the trust in her eyes and said:" I'm sorry. I broke it by mistake."
Tutu hugged him and told him that she forgave and loved him for being such an honest and trustworthy person.
You even get rewards when you tell the truth!

Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha into his Hulu (feather) Haku (head lei) and ankle leis.
She also sewed his red Malo (loincloth) and decorated it with a Mo'o (gecko).
Kapono's Aumakua (guardian spirit) is Moholani, the divine Mo'o (gecko). It is a great honor in Hawaii to have the ancient Moholani as your Aumakua. Moholani evokes truth, good luck, strength, and protection.
Last Tutu crafted a special amulet using red feathers and a red crystal to inspire spiritual strength, unity and love.

Kapono 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. Kapono has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Kapono is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. 
He is ready to be your new friend and dance his way into your heart.

Kapono’s dance honors the truth in life.

Available on Special Order:
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Friday, January 5, 2018

Tala, Keeper of Ancient Stories

Tala, the Storyteller
Moana's Grandma 
Birth Date: Ianuali 3, 2018 (01-03-18)

Tala is devoted to the concept of being true to yourself and listening to your heart.

Spirited and independent, Tala is the keeper of the ancient stories. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of her heritage and culture.

Tala is Moana’s beloved and respected Grandma. They both have a special connection to their greatest teacher, the ocean, bonds them even closer.

Tala's greatest pride and concern is the well-being and happiness of her family.
Moana conveys empowering messages of faith and courage.
 
Tala and Moana inspire us to believe in ourselves and persevere.

Tala is quite old and needs the help of her cane for walking. 

Tala wears a grass skirt and an outer skirt with a beige, orange and black top and matching pants. Her third outer skirt is decorated with a tapa design. Tala wears a Plumeris flower in her hair and matching earrings. Her neck is adorned with a magica individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
Her body is made out of doll skin and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
All accessories are individually hand crafted.

Tala is a one of a kind Hawaiian Art Doll. Every bit of her has been lovingly handcrafted, to create a new friend who will last a lifetime.

Tala reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. 
She is ready to be your new friend and charm her way into your heart.

Welcome to the enchanting world of Huggable Menehune Dolls!

Huggable Menehune Dolls are made for the young at heart and meant to bring their magic into your and your children's (6 years and older) life.
Huggable Menehune Dolls are adorable and lovable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).
Each doll is an original design and comes with a booklet and a certificate of authenticity.

menehunebabies@gmail.com