Many formations around the islands are considered evidence of the fierce battles between Pele and Kamapua’a. Eventually, Pele granted Kamapua’a to reign in the rainforests of Kohala, Hamakua and Hilo.
Kamapua’a became protector of the pigs and the cascading waterfalls bestowing abundant growth to the lands of Hawaii.
The legendary Hawaiian Pig God, Kamapua'a, inspired the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehune Kahu and his Aumakua (Guardian Spirit) Pua'a.
Kanaka and Pua’a are the Menehune’s guardians. Together they walk fearlessly through the beautiful forest in the Kaiholena Mountains watching for dangers and threats to their beloved Ohana (family). Kahu, carrying his ihe (spear), and Pua’a with his tusks are always ready to protect the Menehunes from all harm.
Kahu’s Kuku (grandfather) helped him to make his wooden ihe (spear). The top of the ihe is surrounded by Hawaiian Ti leaves for purification and protection. When the ihe was finished Kahu and his Kuku blessed it with a prayer and salt water from the Pacific Ocean.
Kahu’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the beautiful Hawaiian Kupukupu ferns leis Kahu wears around his head, wrists and ankles. Hawaiian Tree Ferns represent spiritual strength, unity and love.
Tutu also sewed his green lava lava (wraparound) with a fern design and crocheted red underpants.
Last, as an added blessing and protection, Tutu wrapped the tusk amulet around her beloved Mo’opuna Kane’s (grandson’s) neck.
Kahu is about 3.5” 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. He has little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
Pua’a is about 3.5” long fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of black synthetic fur and wired for flexibility. The tusks are made out of clay. The hooves are covered with soft black leather.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Whenever Kahu’s cousins, Lili and Lomi, walk through the forest to gather fruits and Ti Leaves, Pua’a and Kahu are right there to watch over them.
Pua’a gets really exited when he sees Lili and Lomi. They always pet him and never forget to give him some Mai’as (bananas), his favorite treat.
Kahu and Pua’a are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.
Kahu and Pua’a channel strength and courage.