A lady recently custom ordered a doll from me as a gift for her daughter. She wanted the doll to reflect her daughter's personality, display her favorite colors and bring good luck.
These details inspired the creation of Ma'iha.
Ma'iha chants softly:
Ma'iha's personality reflects the meaning of her name: Perseverance. Ma'iha knows that, with determination, she can accomplish miracles. She could move mountains by carrying away small stones.
Ma'iha's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress. She also crocheted purple panties and matching little shoes. Tutu adorned the shoes, the dress and Ma'ihai's beautiful black hair with blue crystals. Last Tutu crafted 2 blue crystal bracelets. The color blue embodies depth and stability. The crystals symbolize magic. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).