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.

1 comment:

  1. It seems like they are really dancing and singing.