Standing on a little island shaded by a banana tree, they perform the sacred, ancient Hawaiian ritual of Ho’oponopono.
Whenever there is trouble and disagreement between members of their Menehune Ohana (family), Mahina and Kahuna appear to make things right again through the magic of Ho’oponopono.
They begin their ritual with a heartfelt pule (prayer) of love and respect to the Divine, asking for health, balance and harmony to be restored:
Kahuna’s Tiki Ihoiho (torch) is the shining heart of love and forgiveness.
Mahina and Kahuna never fail to restore peace and harmony among their Menehune Ohana. They also never forget to bring a gift of Aloha. Today Mahina offers a sweet Hawaiian Kahiki (pineapple), Mai’as (bananas) and a Niu (coconut) on her sacred Ohia leaf tray for everybody to share.
When Mahina and Kahuna close their ritual of Ho’oponopono all troubles have been resolved and the Menehunes once again wear big smiles of happiness on their faces.
Mahina (Moonlight) is named after Hina, the Hawaiian Goddess of the moon and healing.
Mahina’s and Kahuna’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana and Aloha (love) into the green feather Hakus (head leis) with red Lehua blossoms. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu sewed Mahina's yellow top and pants and Kahuna's lava-lava (wraparound). She crocheted matching shoes, which she adorned with green crystals. She also wove a traditional Hula skirt for Mahina.
Kahuna (Healer) is named after the ancient Hawaiian magicians and healers.
Kahuna and his Kuku (grandfather) made the Ihoiho (torch) out of bamboo and raffia. They fueled it with Kukui Nut oil. According to ancient Hawaiian beliefs Kukui represents the inner light of spirit shining brightly.
All these things were Kuku’s and Tutu's gifts of Aloha to their beloved Mo’opunas (grandchildren).
Mahina and Kahuna are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. Their bodies are made from stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Mahina and Kahuna have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Doll care: Gently brush the dolls and their clothing with a soft dry toothbrush to remove dust. Always brush the faces and bodies upwards towards the hair.
Mahina and Kahuna are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
They come with their island, their story and a certificate of authenticity.
and shine their way into your heart.