Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hau'oli La Makuahine! Happy Mother's Day!

On Mother's Day we celebrate and honor the loving, caring essence of all mothers. It is the time to cherish the special bond of love we share with our mothers. The ritual of giving gifts expresses this gratitude to all mother figures in our lifes, like aunties, sister, grandmothers, not to forget the greatest mothers of all, Mother Earth and Mother Nature .

Mahalo nui loa 
He Makana Nau Aloha Nui Loa

(Thank you very much. 
A gift for you with all my love.)

Honu Pepe, the Turtle Baby, was created in the honor of all mothers.

Honu Pepe, theTurtle Baby 

Birth Date: Mei 1, 2014 (05/01/14)

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

The Menehunes are softly chanting a Hawaiian lullaby to Honu Pepe. He is their Keiki Punahele (beloved child). The Menehunes rejoice in Honu Pepe’s sweet innocence. They love him and take turns watching over him at all times. When Honu Pepe is hungry, they nurture him with his favorite treats, warm baby milk and Mai’as (bananas).
Nestled in the ferns and surrounded by his Ohana’s (family’s) Aloha (love), Honu Pepe lies contently in his coconut cradle sucking on his thumb. The deep inner knowing that he is always taken care of fills him with trust and love. 

Honu Pepe is named after his Aumakua (Guardian Spirit), the Hawaiian Sea Turtle. The little green Turtle in his coconut cradle has become his constant companion and closest friend. Together they rejoice in the Mana of peace and happiness that surrounds them.
Honu Pepe is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of the Turtle. The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.

llow the Honu’s wisdom to embrace you and guide you on your quest.

Honu Pepe’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha into the Kupukupu (fern) lei he wears around his neck before she gave it to her beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). Hawaiian tree ferns represent spiritual strength, unity and love.
Tutu crocheted his blue pants and matching booties which she adorned with 2 yellow Lehua flowers and tiny red crystals. She also sewed the blue bedding and curtains with a Turtle design for the cradle, sewed 2 turtle buttons on the sides and decorated the top with a yellow feather lei. The Hulu (feather) lei is believed to link to the divine.

Honu Pepe 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. Honu Pepe has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
The little turtle is about 1.5” long. Her body is made out of soft green cloth and wired for flexibility.
The coconut for Honu Pepe’s cradle was selected from palm trees at 
Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut base.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Honu Pepe and his Honu are a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
Honu Pepe comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Honu Pepe reflects the Aloha spirit of Hawaii.

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