Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"She Who Shapes the Sacred Land": Pele, Goddess of Kilauea Volcano


Kilauea Volcano

Kai ko`o o Kilauea kai ko`o o Puna
Popo`i i ke `ä a Pele
`O ke kai `ula `o ke kai `ölena
Ke ala kai o Pele

The strong force of Kilauea and Puna
Forms a burning wave of Pele
The red and yellow  flows combine
To form a fiery path of Pele

(Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett)

Honua-Mea, "she who shapes the sacred land", invokes Pele, Hawaii’s great Volcano Goddess. 

Fire Goddess Pele offers her strength and passion to remind us that all of life’s fiery eruptions and emotional upheavals are clearing the path for positive transformations.



E Pele e Pele 

`Ae, e Pele e Pele ka`uka`ulï ana 
Pele e Pele hua`ina hua`ina Pele 
e Pele `oni luna `oni luna 
Pele e Pele `oni lalo `oni lalo 
a`ina ka inoa no Pele la ea eala eala ea 

O Pele, O Pele 
O Pele o Pele, moving along 
O Pele o Pele, bursting forth 
O Pele o Pele, moving upward 
O Pele o Pele, moving downward 
In the name of Pele
  
With her flame of passion and fire of purpose, Pele is the most loved, feared and famous Goddess of the Hawaiian Islands. Pele was born to Haumea, Hawaiian Earth Goddess, and Kane Milohai who created the sky, earth, and upper heaven.
Pele’s spirit resides in Halemaumau Crater of the Big Island’s Kilauea Volcano, where ribbons of fiery lava have added new land around the southeastern shore almost continuously since 1983. 


Hawaiians approach the crater with the greatest reverence and respect, offering prayers and gifts to their Akua (Goddess). 

Up to this day Goddess Pele reveals herself to people as a tall beautiful woman accompanied by a white dog or an old frail beggar woman asking people to share food and drink. She’ll reward those who share and punishes the ones who don’t by destroying their homes or crops so that they in turn have to rely on the kindness of others.
Volcano Goddess Pele is also closely associated with the indigenous Hawaiian Ohia Tree, which is the first form of life to grow directly out of the hardened black lava. Its beautiful red flowers, also known as Pele’s flower, are called Lehua, which means "Flower sacred to the Gods" in the Hawaiian language.
The Ohia Lehua Tree is said to grant visions of the future, offering inspirations to manifest personal transformation.


Like an erupting volcano, the Ohia Lehua Tree signals the completion of one cycle and illuminates a new beginning. 

In Hawaiian mythology, Ohia and Lehua were two lovers. The Volcano Goddess Pele desired Ohia. But Ohia only had eyes for Lehua. His rejection made Pele so furious that she turned him into a tree. Lehua was devastated by losing her lover. Out of pity, the gods turned her into a flower which they placed on Ohia's tree. Hawaiians believe that it rains when a Lehua flower is picked from the Ohia tree, signifying the tears of these eternal lovers.
Pele’s Ohia Lehua Tree has been sacred to the Hawaiian people since ancient times and is often mentioned in legends, hula, songs, and chants.

Volcano Goddess Pele’s fiery passion continuously gives birth to the islands. Her power is a creative force: clearing the old, laying a foundation, creating and shaping new land.
Pele’s fire has ignited the passion within many people and inspired them to submit to the creative force that renews and rebuilds the landscapes of our lives.

Hawaii’s great Volcano Goddess inspired the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehune Pele.


Pele
Birthdate: Kekemapa 16, 2013 (12/16/13)

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's gifts and blessings are the Maile Lei and a flame of Kilauea Volcano in a black lava bowl.
Maile is the lei of eternal love. The flame embodies the light of spirit, knowledge and life.


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

Gifted with a passionate spirit, little Menehune girl Pele was named after Hawaii's Fire Goddess.
Pele's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Haku (head lei) and Maile lei.The yellow Haku symbolizes a Hawaiian feather lei. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) is believed to link to the divine. Maile is the lei of eternal love.
Tutu also sewed Pele's flame dress and crocheted the yellow panties for her beloved Mo'opuna Wahine (granddaughter).
Pele has long, wavy, lava black hair, brown eyes and wears a secret smile on her face.
She 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. Pele has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Makanau is Pele's brother and dedicated guardian.Whenever Pele walks through the sacred Hawaiian Ohia forest, Makanau announces her presence blowing his conch shell and stays right by her side to watch over her.

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


Pele blesses you with her flame of Kilauea Volcano.






Friday, November 22, 2013

Male'ana, Heavenly Hawaiian Wedding


Ke Kali Nei Au (Waiting For Thee)

Eia au ke kali nei
Aia la i hea ku'u aloha

This is the moment 
I've waited for 
I can hear my heart singing 
Soon bells will be ringing 

This is the moment 
Of sweet Aloha 
I will love you longer than forever 
Promise me that you will leave me never 

(Words & music by Charles King)


The pure sound of the Hawaiian Conch Shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Minister) announces the beginning of the sacred wedding ceremony.
Kahu chants the ancient Hawaiian Oli:

“Eia iha no ka maluhia o na lani me kakou a pau”

"May blessings from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever."

In tune with divine Mana (spiritual energy), Kahi humbly invites Akua (God) and the Aumakuas (ancestral guardian spirits) to join the couple in their celebration of Aloha, to grant them to be united as one, in love forever and to bestow blessings upon all who are gathered.
Often the Aumakuas offer the blessings of their divine Mana by physically manifesting as a Honu (turtle), ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk) or anuenue (rainbow).

“I Ho’okahi kahi ke aloha ua mau.” 

Be united as one, in love forever.

Maile is the Hawaiian lei of eternal love and represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world. As the couple drapes Maile Leis around each other, their spirits connect on a deep level. It is the traditional gesture of love, honor, and respect and conveys prosperity, health and blessings.



The sacred ritual unites the couple forever with the Mana of Aloha, the ‘Aina (land) and people of Hawaii.
Magical Hawaiian Menehunes, Aloha and Mana’o (Love and Devotion) convey Hawaii’s Aloha spirit like a gently wafting breeze of love.
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little heat shaped Koa Island, they rejoice in their union. The Koa heart is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.


Aloha and Mana’o are wedding dolls, but, above all else, they are a symbol of Hawaii’s great Aloha spirit.

Aloha and Mana’o convey the beautiful passion and tender emotion of true love.


Aloha and Mana’o
(Love and Devotion)
Birth Date: Nowemapa 22, 2013 (11/22/13)

Hele mai ‘oe i kō māua male ‘ana!
(Come to our wedding!)

The pure sound of the Hawaiian Conch Shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Honored Guardian) announces the beginning of Aloha’s and Mana’o’s sacred Hawaiian wedding ceremony to the Menehune Ohana (family).
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little heat shaped Koa island, Aloha and Mana’o rejoice in their union. The Koa heart is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.
Kahi chants the ancient Hawaiian Wedding Oli:


Eia iha no ka maluhia o na lani me kakou a pau.
(May blessings from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.)

In tune with divine Mana (spiritual energy), Kahi humbly invites Akua (God) and the Aumakuas (ancestral guardian spirits) to join the Aloha and Mana’o in their celebration of Aloha, to grant them to be united as one, in love forever and to bestow blessings upon the Menehune Ohana.
Suddenly ‘Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, soars majestically through the sky. ‘Io is considered a messenger of God. He is the physical manifestation of Aumakua and offers the blessings of his divine Mana to the couple.
Maile is the Hawaiian lei of eternal love and represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world. As Aloha and Mana’o drape 
 Maile Leis around each other, their spirits connect on a deep level. It is the traditional gesture of love, honor, and respect. The leis convey prosperity, health and blessings.
The sacred ritual unites the couple forever with the Mana (spiritual energy) of Aloha, the ‘Aina (land) and people of Hawaii.

Aloha and Mana’o channel Hawaii’s Aloha spirit like a gently wafting breeze of love.

After the ceremony, the Menehune Ohana joyfully gathers for the wedding celebration, enjoying their favorite foods, Mai’as (bananas), Kahikis (pineapples) and Taro, wonderful Hawaiian music and enchanting Hula dances. They laugh, eat and dance late into the night, rejoicing in the wonderful wedding Lu’au (party).

Aloha’s and Mana’o’s Tutus (grandmothers) wove their Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the leis they made for the couple.
Aloha wears a Haku (head) lei of Maile and fern leaves, the sweet smelling white and yellow Puakenikeni flowers and the divine red Lehua blossoms from the sacred Hawaiian Ohia tree.
Tutu also made Aloha’s white grass skirt with the matching veil and draped a Maile Lei around her waist.
Mana’o’s Tutu dressed her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson) in the colors of Hawaii: a yellow cape and red Malu (loincloth). She lovingly draped Maile Leis around his head and ankles.
Aloha and Mana’o 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. Aloha and Mana’o have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories, including the palm tree and Koa heart, were individually handcrafted.

Embracing on their Koa Island under the Palm tree, Aloha’s and Mana’o’s faces glow with the love they feel for each other.
Aloha and Mana’o are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.


Aloha and Mana’o convey the beautiful passion and tender emotion of true love.








Friday, November 15, 2013

Menehune Christmas Magic

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Kihikihi is named after the yellow, black and white striped Hawaiian reef fish which is shown on his overalls. Kihikihi wears a yellow crocheted Menehune hat with a shell and 2 matching shells as buttons for his overalls.
Kihikihi is a shy little Menehune boy, but he is also very curious and would love to be your new friend.


In the past I have made exclusively 3.5" miniature, collectible Hawaiian Menehune dolls. Recently I created my first 10” huggable doll for my little granddaughter. The project of crafting a ‘child proofed doll’, integrating new patterns, designs and themes, was a whole new experience for me. It was so much fun, that I felt inspired to add a new line of huggable to my miniature, collectible Menehunes Dolls.
In Hawaii the Menehunes are called “The Little People of the Secret Power”. They are the legendary, original inhabitants of the islands.
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, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All Menehunes have fingers, toes, buttocks and a belly button. The hair is made out of wool or synthetic doll hair.
Each doll is an original design and comes with a certificate of authenticity.




Alohi (Love) is a Menehune Hula dancer. She wears a grass skirt, a blue bikini with Plumeria flowers and shell leis around her neck, wrists and ankles. Her beautiful black hair is adorned with a flower lei.
Alohi carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart.


Huggable Menehunes are loveable and playable dolls for all the small children and big children at heart in the world.

Huggable Hawaiian Menehune Dolls are enchanting little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, they will reward you with their unconditional Aloha (love).

Christmas is the time to bring some magic into your and your children's life with your own huggable Hawaiian Menehune Doll.


Available in my Etsy store at: 



There are many more ‘Magical Hawaiian Menehunes’ waiting to bring love, joy and inspiration to their new friends. You can view them here, on my newly designed website:




In the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii, I wish you a wonderful Holiday season!











Sunday, October 27, 2013

Menehune Holidays


Once again, the time to say ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ (Merry Christmas) to friends and family is approaching. Many of us are thinking about which special present we should give to our loved ones or maybe even to ourselves in honor of the enchanting Christmas season.
Magical Hawaiian Menehunes are one of the most unique and inspirational gifts on the market. The Menehunes are one of a kind miniature collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
After creating a Menehune Doll, I always keep them for a while before I put them on the market and let them go to convey their magical Mana (spiritual energy) to their new owners who will probably love and cherish them just as much as I do.

Here are a few great gift ideas of some of my favorite Menehune Dolls. Click on the doll’s name or picture for details.





Angels are wonderful gifts for Christmas. Welcome Puhi (Conch Shell) as your guardian angel! She is devoted to protecting and guiding you on your life’s journey.

                                             Hana Hou, the Menehune Musician 


Hana Hou (Encore) will accompany your Christmas carols on his Hawaiian guitar. Hana Hou’s music illuminates life with joy and happiness. His cheerful Mana (Spiritual Energy) brightens up the day with love and laughter.




Is there snow for Christmas on Hawaii? Yes, there is- on top of Mauna Kea where Poliahu, the Hawaiian Snow Goddess, resides. Connect with Poli’ahu’s Mana and learn how to be victorious over all of life’s challenges by caressing them with tenderness and stillness.

There are many more ‘Magical Hawaiian Menehunes’ waiting for their new friends to bring them love, joy and inspiration.
View them here, on my newly designed website:

www.HawaiianCollectibleMenehuneDolls.com

Or online Magazine:

www.HawaiianCollectibleMenehuneDolls/Magazine.com


In the Aloha Spirit of Hawaii, I wish you a wonderful Holiday season! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Menehune Mana, The Spiritual Essence of Hawaii

Honoring magical Hawaii and spreading its magnificent Aloha spirit throughout the world has become my life’s purpose and led me to many wonderful things including the writing of my first eBook, published on Amazon:





Writing about the mystical spirit of Hawaii and crafting Menehune Dolls are my passions.







Friday, October 18, 2013

The Menehune Magazine

Click on the picture and check out the new adorable Hawaiian Collectible Menehune Dolls Magazine!
The bottom right hand corner will turn the pages.






Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Huggable Hawaiian Menehune Dolls

 

It was so much fun creating a huggable doll for my little granddaughter that I felt inspired to craft more huggable dolls for all the small children and big children at heart in the world.
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, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. All Menehunes have fingers, toes, 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 enchanting, 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.





Bring some magic into your and your children's life with your own magical Hawaiian Menehune Doll.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Spirit of Hawaii's Cowboys



Paniolo & Lio (Cowboy & Horse)

Hawaii's cowboys, or paniolos, have been cattle ranching the Island’s vast pasturelands for over 175 years. The memories of paniolos are deeply rooted in the values of hard work, perseverance, love and respect for the land. Their cultural and spiritual history is rich in tradition and pride. Hawaiian cowboys have always malama ‘aina (honored the land) with everything they did.
Until today paniolos continue to raise, herd, brand, and market cattle. The cowboys rely on their horses to round up the wild pipi (cattle). Paniolos use a particular method called Po'o Waiu. Today, Po’o Waiu is a rodeo event where the paniolos perform their unmatched roping and riding skills.
There is a deep bond between paniolos and their horses. They are loyal partners holding one another’s fate with their lives and well being depending on each other.
The Hawaiian cowboy’s traditions and values are timeless. Powerful parallels have been established between ancient Hawaiian culture and the free spirited way of life of the paniolo.

The vibrant history of the Hawaiian cowboy inspired the creation of “Paniolo & Lio”, the Menehune cowboy and his horse.
Here is part of Paniolo’s and Lio’s story:

Paniolo is a Hawaiian Menehune cowboy. Paniolo rides Lio, his Menehune Horse, through the beautiful Kaiholena Mountains exhilarating in their speed and the glory of the indigenous Hawaiian Ohia Forest. Lio runs like the wind with Paniolo swinging his lasso and shouting:” Yee-haw”, to the spirit of all creations.
Paniolo’s and Lio’s outings are a celebration of the Aloha (Love) spirit of Hawaii.
Sometimes Paniolo ropes some of the pipi (cattle) to save them from getting hurt or lost, but most of the time he uses his lasso to catch freedom and happiness for his Menehune Ohana (family), Lio, and himself. Paniolo is an expert with the lasso. He never misses his target.


Trust Paniolo to catch your most heartfelt desires with his lasso! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aloha 'Aina - Love of the Land



Take care of the earth as the earth cares for you! 

Hawaiians had a profound love and respect for the land. Before hunting, fishing, planting, harvesting or anything else that they wanted to take from nature, they would first humbly ask permission and give thanks for its bountiful offerings.
Rather than depleting the earth and let greed dictate their actions, Hawaiians knew how to maintain a balanced, harmonious relationship with earth by taking only what they needed, not what they wanted.
Menehune boy Wailau was created in the spirit of nurturing, honoring, and respecting nature’s abundant gifts to humanity.
Here is part of Wailau’s story:

Wailau is named after the gentle waters in the bays of Punalu’u Black Sands Beach where he loves to sail in his Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe). Once he is on the ocean, Wailau takes out his fishing pole to catch dinner for himself and his Menehune Ohana (family).
First Wailau says a prayer of heartfelt thanks for nature’s abundant offerings. He then humbly asks permission for just enough fish to come to his fishing pole so that he can feed himself and his Ohana.


Wailau knows that if he takes only what he needs, it will always be given freely...

Wailau conveys the spiritual essence of Hawaii.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Kaiholena, Magical Valley of Ancestors


"Huli I ke kanaka pili ke Aukua a nana no I kipaipai ho’I a kakou.

Inspiration is understanding the knowledge of all possibilities."

Na Kumu-Keala Ching



Some time ago I was granted the honor to visit the Kaiholena Preserve in Ka’u. The majestic Mana (spiritual energy) of this rare and uniquely Hawaiian lowland forest literally took my breath away. It felt like stepping into the serene beauty of the ancestor’s land which invoked a deep sense of humbleness and awe-inspiring inner silence within me.
Nurtured by Nature Conservancy, Kaiholena is thriving with native plants and bird life. The beautiful serene Ohia and Koa forest shelters an abundant growth of native Uluhe and Hapu’u ferns.



The tabletop mountain Makanau is a sacred historic site which offers a simply glorious view of the Ka’u coastline, Punaluu Black Sands Beach and the surrounding mountains. 




‘Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, soars high above keeping a watchful eye reminding us to live well, love nature, and Malama ‘Aina (care for the land).


The warm Aloha of Kaiholena’s Mana is like an embrace which opens the heart to the beauty of life.


The Menehunes Kaiholena and Makanau and the Nene Goose were created in honor of the magical Kaiholena valley.


Kaiholena, Makanau and Nene worship the beauty of Hawaii. Their Pule (prayer) for peace, harmony, happiness and abundance includes everybody in the world.



Sunday, July 14, 2013

Limu Chan, Hugable, Lovable Keiki Doll


Limu Chan

Almost 2 years ago, after my granddaughter, Nana Chan, was born, I started thinking about making a hugable, lovable cloth doll for her.Now that her 2nd birthday is approaching and she has developed a great appreciation for dolls and stuffed animals, I finally created Limu Chan for her.

In the past I have made exclusively 3.5" miniature, collectible Hawaiian Menehune dolls. Limu Chan is 9" tall and required a new bigger pattern and a new design for a doll who can be handled and played with by children.
I initially envisioned a Hawaiian doll, but that changed after my 'inner doll maker' took over. A piece of fabric my mother in Germany had once given me practically fell into my hands and I sewed Limu Chan's dress out of it. That way Limu Chan has a part of Nana Chan's Great Grandmother.
This project was a whole new experience for me. I had so much fun with it that I decided to add a new line of  hugable, lovable and playable dolls for children to my miniature, collectible Menehunes.




Limu Chan is named after the Hawaiian Limu (sea weed) that Nana Chan loves to eat. Limu Chan is just like my little Granddaughter half Japanese and half Caucasian with the same naughty expression on her face.



Friday, June 21, 2013

Piko, Hawaiian Crown of Mana



Nana I Ke Kumu
Look to the Source


In Hawaii the essence of the center of knowledge and wisdom are Pikos (crowns or summits).
Na piko 'ekolu, the three main Pikos, in our bodies represent the Lokahi Triangle of harmony. The crown piko or po'o, which is soft when we are born, connects us with Aumakua (ancestral spirits). The navel Piko relates to the earth and our Ohana (family). The Ma’i or genital Piko presents the future. Pikos are the summits, similar to chakras, from, which everything else moves.

The pikos in our bodies are similar to the Hawaiian concept of the Lokahi Triangle which refers to the balanced relationship between spirit, nature and humanity. Each element of the Lokahi Triangle contributes to spiritual and physical well being as well as to universal harmony.

Many Pikos can be found in nature on the Hawaiian Islands. The most sacred Piko is Mauna Kea on the Big Island. It is the highest mountain in the Us and believed to connect Hawaii to the heavens.


Maile, the Hawaiian lei of eternal love, represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world.

Maile Lei


The umbilical cord of a newborn child also is referred to as Piko. Following Hawaiian custom, the parents took their baby’s Piko (umbilical cord) to a lava field where they placed it in a hole and covered it with a rock. They believed that the Mana (spiritual energy) of the lava would bless their children with a long and prosperous life and root them to their ancestral lands.

When the Pikos in our bodies are balanced, we enter a state of peacefulness, love, confidence and harmony where we connect with Ola (life force) and build Mana (spiritual energy).


Menehune Boy Piko was created in the spirit of the Lokahi Triangle of harmony.






Monday, June 10, 2013

The Divine Call of the Hawaiian Conch Shell





The pure sound of the Hawaiian conch shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) calling Puhi, the Menehune Guardian Angel to earth. Puhi is named after the sacred Hawaiian Conch Shell, which invokes blessings of the divine.
Her home is Lanikeha, the high sky. The heavenly light of Puhi’s conch shell candle illuminates the paths of the Menehune’s lives on earth.
The Menehunes know Puhi always watches over them enlightening their lives with her angelic presence. Hearing the divine blow of the Hawaiian Conch Shell in the distance, the Menehunes know Puhi is near. Sometimes she allows them a glance at the heavenly glow of her Conch Shell candle or a glimpse of her angelic white feather wings passing by to remind them how brightly the Aloha spirit is shining from their own souls.
All they have to do is call and Puhi appears offering her wisdom and guidance.

Welcome Puhi as your guardian angel! She is devoted to protecting and guiding you on your life’s journey. 

Puhi is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She is a collector’s item bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii.

Puhi’s Mana radiates unconditional Aloha.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hawaii's Aloha Spirit


Meli
(Honey)



Meli is as sweet as honey. Today, when she was playing in the forest, the wind blew one of her favorite Plumeria flowers right into her hands. It smelled heavenly! Meli carried it to her coconut cradle and fell into a deep, peaceful sleep sucking on her thumb.


Meli’s gifts to you are her beautiful flower and unconditional Aloha (love). 

All the Menehunes love Meli. She is their Keiki Punahele (beloved child). The Menehunes always watch over her, play with and nurture her, rejoicing in her sweet innocence. Meli is a Menehune pepe (baby). Surrounded by her Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), she feels happy and safe.

Meli is only 3 months old. She just left the spiritual world and 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. Meli’s Mana (spiritual energy) helps us to reconnect with our spiritual origin, the eternal presence of love within and all around us.

Meli is a one of a kind collectible display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.


Meli carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hana Hou! The Music of Hawaii



Hana Hou (Encore)

Hana Hou! (ha nah ho) Hana Hou! The Menehunes clap their hands in delight, begging for some more of Hana Hou’s delightful music. The enchanting sound of the guitar accompanies his songs about the Menehune Ohana (family), Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. Celebrating Hawaii’s Aloha spirit, the Menehunes dance through the forest to the rhythm of Hana Hou’s wonderful music.

Hana Hou’s music illuminates life with joy and happiness. His cheerful Mana (Spiritual Energy) brightens up the day with love and laughter. 

Hana Hou’sTutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Maile leis he wears around his neck and ankles. In Hawaii Maile symbolizes love, honor and respect. Tutu also sewed Hana Hou’s malu (loin cloth) out of red cotton with a Maile leaf design and crocheted matching green underwear. She wove a Lauhala hat with fringes to protect Hana Hou from the sun and a mat for him to sit on when he plays his guitar.

The Hawaiian guitar was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of lasting love and Aloha to his Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). It is Hana Hou’s most cherished possession. He holds it even when he goes to sleep.

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

In the evenings Hana Hou often accompanies the Hula dances of his little sister Liko with his guitar. In perfect harmony they express their Aloha Aina (love of the land).

Hana Hou is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He is a collector’s item bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii.



Hana Hou carries the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.