Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Music and Surf of Hawaii with Huggable Menehune Dolls!


Welcome to the enchanting world of Magical Hawaiian Menehunes!

Huggable Hawaiian Menehune Dolls are made for small children and children at heart to bring their magic 
into your and your children's life.

Huggable Menehunes are 10” tall cloth dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The body is wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All Menehunes have ears, buttocks and a belly button. The hair is made out of wool or synthetic doll hair.

In Hawaii the Menehunes are called “The Little People of the Secret Power”. They are the legendary, original inhabitants of the islands.
Huggable Hawaiian 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 certificate of authenticity.

Hulu (Feather), the Hula Dancer

Hulu (Feather) is a Menehune Hula dancer. She wears a grass skirt, a pink bikini with Plumeria flowers and a seashell lei around her neck. Her beautiful black hair is adorned with a pink and white Plumeria flower.
Hulu carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart.

Tiki, the Ukulele Player

Tiki is a Menehune Ukulele player. He wears a white shirt with red Plumeria flowers, coconut buttons and matching shorts. His straw hat and ankles are adorned with green eyelash yarn leis. He is playing a wooden Ukulele.
Tiki's music brightens up the day with the Aloha spirit. Tiki is ready to be your new friend and sing his way into your heart.

Nalu, the Surfer Boy

Nalu is a Menehune Surfer Boy. His blue shorts with the yellow fish match his surfboard.
Nalu carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. He is ready to be your new friend and surf his way into your heart.

Limu (Sea Grass), the Surfer Girl 

Limu is a Menehune Surfer Girl. She wears a pink and green bikini and holds her green surfboard with a big Honu (turtle) in the center. Limu carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and surf her way into your heart.





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ahi, the Fire of Hawaii

Fire is Pele: Forests bursting into flame, crackling and burning as fiery molten lava flows over the land, devouring the earth, cleansing and ultimately bringing new land and life.

Originated in Samoa, fire dancing has spread throughout the Hawaiian islands. It requires great skill to twirl, throw, catch and dance with a fire staff or knife.

Fire dancing is an amazing and tantalizing visual feast!

Hawaii's magnificent ceremonial Fire Dance inspired the creation of Menehune Doll 

Ahi, the Fire Dancer

Birth Date: Mei 5, 2014 (05/05/16)


Ahi's dance inspires us to welcome life’s fiery eruptions with an open heart and grow from the valuable lessons they contain.

Named after the fire he dances with, Ahi's ceremonial dance worships Hawaii's Volcano Goddess Pele. Ahi's dance is tantalizing with a visual feast of his burning bamboo fire staff, telling stories about forests bursting into flame, fiery molten lava flowing over the land, devouring the earth, cleansing and ultimately bringing new land and life.
Ahi is spinning with his fire staff, twirling, throwing and catching it. His dance is thrilling and dangerous - a magnificent spectacle!


Ahi’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into his Kupu (fern) Haku (head lei), ankle and wrist leis.
Tutu also wove Ahi’s traditional grass skirt and crocheted his red pants. She adorned the skirt with red feathers which symbolize flames.
The red and green colors Ahi wears honor the Mana (spiritual energy) of the land.
Last Tutu crafted a special amulet using red feathers and a red crystal to inspire spiritual strength, unity and love.



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

Ahi is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Ahi’s dance honors the sacredness of life.

Nana I Ke Kumu 
Look to the source.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Mana, the Soul of Hawaii

Mana, the Mea Oli (Chantress)
Birth Date: 'Apelila 8, 2016 (04/08/16)

Mana's spiritual energy empowers, enchants, flows and radiates.

Ma’ema’e ke ‘ala e holo ala
E ala mai, E naue mai, E noke mai e

Clear the path to move on
Awake, Move, Persevere

In harmony to the sacred beat of her Ipu (gourd), Mana's dance and chants touch the heart and reach deeply into the ancestor’s world. Mana is honoring the Akuas (spirits) of the enchanting, secluded mountains in Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Aglow with focused energy, strength and agility, Mana moves in harmony with the spirits of nature.


 Mana means spiritual energy in Hawaii. Mana is the soul of Hawaii.

In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Mana's dance and chants honor the Akuas, tell stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), respect for all things and the sacredness of life.

Mana’s dance and chants inspire us to awake, move forward and persevere,
to embrace our spiritual energy with intention, determination and courage.


 Mana’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana  (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Hulu (feather) and purple ginger Haku (head lei) and wrist leis for her beloved Mo'opuna (Granddaughter). The Hulu is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu sewed Mana's green top and green and purple skirt. Tutu crocheted purple panties and matching little shoes for Mana.
In Hawaii Ipus grow on a vine. Mana's Tutu picked the most beautiful one for her Mo'opuna. She lovingly cleaned and polished it. This was her sacred gift of Aloha (Love) to Mana and became her most treasured possession.

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

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

Mana attunes us to the spirit of Hawaii.






Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mo'o, the Shape Shifter-Hawaii's Most Mystical Creature


According to legend, the ancient Mo'o or dragons of Hawaii were shape shifters who appeared as beautiful women or 12 to 30 feet long dragons. Fierce guardians of freshwater sources, they dwelled in caves, pools or fish ponds. The Mo'o guards people as well as the land.


 Moloka'i, Kamalo Ridge

Eternally present in fishponds and pools throughout Hawaii, Mo'os were believed to bless the people with an abundant harvest if they were properly honored. But, if not treated with respect, they could turn from a protective deity to a shape shifting threat.


To the people of Hawaii the little gecko lizards were mirror images of the great magical Mo'o. The Mokoli'is (little geckos) played a crucial role in Hawaiian religion. Deeply respected, they were the link to an intricate communication system with the Akuas (gods). The little geckos became Aumakuas, who offered their wisdom through visions and dreams.
In Hawaii the Mo'o is one of the oldest, most powerful and omniscient of Aumakuas (guardian spirits) along with the shark, the owl, and the hawk.
Stories about the Mo'o are told in the Kumulipo (Hawaiian creation story):

Moholani (Divine Mo'o) was the youngest and most beautiful of four sisters. She also was the only one who had a husband and a son. Moholani wore the birthmark of the Mo'o on her right shoulder, which enabled her to shape shift into the Divine Mo'o. her sisters were very jealous and conspired with wicked sirens of the sea to lure the husband away to the bottom of the ocean. With the help of guardian spirits Moholani's sun rescues the husband and transforms the evil sisters into barren trees which will forever grow on the beach.

Living in Hawaii I am surrounded by geckos. The sound of their sweet chirps is always a good omen to me. It means, I am protected and good luck in all areas of life is manifesting. I always honor the Mo'oli'is (little geckos) and treat them with respect.
Some of these sweet little guys almost act like pets. They come around often and get closer and closer, looking at me as if to say: "Come on, let's play together!" I can see the wisdom in their eyes.

Listen to the chirps of the magical Mokoli'is of Hawaii! They offer protection and good luck.

Kimo, the Surfer Boy, was created in honor of the divine Mo'o.

 Kimo, the Surfer
Birth Date: Malaki 2, 2016 (03-02-16)

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

Kimo's best friend and greatest teacher is the ocean. Kimo is a Menehune He’e Nalu (surfer) boy. He is named after the strong winds of the Pacific Ocean.
When the surf is up, Kimo can’t wait to get into the ocean. His heart dances with Hopupu (excitement) as he eagerly anticipates the challenges of the great waves.
Kimo loves the Pacific Ocean and the surf has been his greatest teacher, evoking deep respect and humbleness within him. He knows that every wave along with the wind presents a challenge of going with its flow. Kimo watches the waves, feels them inside, and connects to their Mana (spiritual energy).
Like the wind, he flies along the sea on his Olo (surfboard), riding the waves with focus and balance, Kimo finds the perfect attitude between tension and flexibility and rides the great wave home. It is the very best feeling in the world. 

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

Kimo and his twin sister Lilo, Goddess of the Surf, often come to the beach together. Holding hands, they run into the water surrendering to the great power of the waves.

Kimo'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 good luck, strength, and protection. Kimo always feels safe when he surfs because he knows that his Aumakua is watching over him. In honor of his Aumakua, Kimo wears a necklace with a gold gecko pendant around his neck. Like all the other, cool Menehune surfer boys Iniki also has a small, gold earring in his right ear.

Kimo and his Kuku(grandfather) made the Olo (surfboard) together. First they chose the right Hawaiian Wiliwili tree for the board. 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 Kimo and Kuku carved a design of the divine Mo'o on the Olo.The wooden Olo is Kimo’s most treasured possession. He always carries it with him, even when he goes to sleep. 
Kimo’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his green Lava lava (wraparound) and orange belt. She crocheted orange shoes and gave Kimo a matching head band to keep his hair out of his eyes while he surfs. Last Tutu draped the Mo'o pendant around his neck and put a gold earring in his right ear.
All these things were Tutu’s and Kuku's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to their beloved Mo'opuna Kane (grandson).

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

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

Kimo reflects the spiritual powers of the Hawaiian Waters and the divine Mo'o.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Mermaids, Mystical Oracle of the Ocean

Makua, the secret Mermaid Cave on Oahu

Oceans are marvelous with wonders and beauty, their ability to provide and power to destroy. The Oceanic realm is fascinating with its mystery, music and depth.
Mermaids are spirits of the ocean who offer wisdom and insight. They are the divine link between the world of ocean and world of human.

Mermaid magic is intriguing and captures our imagination.

Let the sea whisper sweet wishes to you and connect with the energy and healing Mana (spiritual energy) of the mermaids! With their overflowing magic, Mermaids teach ways to heal the past, love yourself more deeply, embrace creativity and find your life's purpose. Loving, adventurous, kind and daring, Mermaids convey messages of healing, love and romance.

Birth Date: Malaki 1, 2016 (03-01-16)

Take a magical journey into the enchanted oceanic realm and dive with the Mermaids! Invoke their divine Mana and manifest your dreams!

Loving, adventurous, kind and daring, Limu is the most adorable little mermaid. All day long she glides through the waters in the bays of beautiful Punalu’u Black Sands Beach looking for treasures and new adventures.
Today she found a precious Hoku Kai (sea star) and this is her gift to you.

The sea star bestows sanctuary, salvation, renewal and strength.

Named after the rich, nutritious, life giving seaweed, Limu whispers sweet secrets beckoning you to connect with her magical healing Mana. 

Learn how to heal the past, love yourself more deeply, embrace creativity and find your life's purpose.


Limu wears seaweed leis around her head and a shell lei around her waist. A crystal sea star adorns her forehead. Limu is leaning on a piece of precious coral.

Limu 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. Limu has tiny little hands, ears, buttocks, a belly button and a green fish tail. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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

Limu offers wisdom and insights.




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree, Spirit Revealing Itself

In ancient Hawaii the silvery glow of the Kukui Nut Tree represented light, hope, and renewal.

It was believed that a Kukui Nut Tree planted in front of the house revealed the owners spirit. Because of its beauty and many uses the Kukui, also known as the Candlenut tree, became the state tree of Hawaii.

Kukui was believed to be one of the kino laus or physical manifestations of Lono, the Hawaiian god of agriculture and fertility. Lono appeared when abundance was ready to be harvested.

In old Hawaii Kukui nut leis were worn by the Ali’I (royalty) to honor the life-giving force of Lono and to show their social status. For them it was like wearing a lei of light providing hope, healing and protection. Hawaiians also used their Kukui seed leis as prayer beads, over time increasing their beauty by filling them with their Mana (spiritual energy).

Kukui Nut Lei

Kukui nuts were used for light, navigation, medicinal, spiritual and many other purposes. Kukui nut oil provided light for the first Hawaiian torches. The oil was and still is used for massages, moisturizing the skin, and many other healing benefits. Early Hawaiians used Kukui nut candles were to keep track of time.

Kukui symbolizes inner light, hope and renewal, spirit revealing itself. 

The spiritual significance of the Kukui Nut Tree inspired the creation of Kukui, the Menehune Baby.

Kukui (Inner Light)

Birth Date: Pepeluali 14, 2016 (02-14-16)


Kukui’s Mana (spiritual energy) reflects the light of the Kukui Nut Tree, offering love, hope, healing and protection. Kukui guides us to reconnect with our spiritual origin, the eternal presence of love within and all around us.

Kukui is named after the Hawaiian Kukui Nut Tree which represents inner light, hope and renewal, spirit revealing itself. Kukui is a Pepe (baby), who just left the spiritual world. Her memory and connection to her origin are very strong. The deep inner knowing that she is always taken care of fills her with trust and love. 
Kukui blooms with Aloha (Love). After all her birthday is Hau'oli (Valentines Day).
Kukui is the Menehune's Keiki Punahele (beloved child). They love her and take turns watching over her at all times. Rejoicing in her sweet innocence, they softly sing a Hawaiian lullaby to her:
He nani lua 'ole

Ku'u wehi o nâ lani
He kilohana 'oe
Na'u e pûlama mau
Hô'olu i ka poli e
Mehana i ke anu e.

I can smile when it's raining
Touch the warmth of the sun
I hear children laughing
In this place that I love
Where I live there are rainbows
With life in the laughter of morning
And birds filled with song

Surrounded by her Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Kukui lies contently on a big Kukui Nut leaf in her coconut cradle sucking on her thumb.

Kukui's Tutu (grandmother) crocheted her purple pants and matching booties which she adorned with 2 tiny pink crystals. She wove a purple feather lei and fastened 2 Kukui nuts on the ends. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine. The Kukui nuts symbolize light and protection.
Last Tutu put a big Plumeria flower behind Kukui's ear. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Kukui 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. Kukui has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.

The coconut for Kukui’s cradle was selected from palm trees Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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


Kukui's Mana nourishes and rejuvenates the spirit within.





Tuesday, February 2, 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 Puna inspired the creation of Menehune girl Lokalia (Coral).

 Lokalia (Coral), the Healer
 Birthdate: Pepeluali 2, 2016 (02-02-16)

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

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


Lokalia's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress and crocheted pink panties with matching shoes. She hand drew a pink coral design on the front of the dress to enhance Lokalia's magical coral Mana. All these things were Tutu's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).


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

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

Lokalia brings you the healing Mana of the Hawaiian Coral.