Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kamapua'a, Protector of Hawaii's Pigs

Kama and Pua'a were created in honor of Kamapua'a, the Hawaiian Pig God, who was the protector of the pigs and cascading waterfalls bestowing abundant growth to the lands of Hawaii.

Pua’a (Pig) is Kama’s Aumakua (Guardian Spirit). Kama and Pua’a are so closely connected that they have become inseparable friends.
Kama 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). Kama, carrying his Ihe (spear), and Pua’a with his tusks are always ready to protect their loved ones from all harm.

Learn to be aware and watchful like Kama and Pua’a! Let their Mana (spiritual energy) of strength and courage flow into you. 

Kama’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 Kama and his Kuku blessed it with a prayer and salt water from the Pacific Ocean.
Kama’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Ti Leaf lei Kama wears around his head. Tutu also sewed his green lava lava (wraparound) with a Ti leaf design and crocheted green underpants and shoes, which she adorned with green crystals. Crystals and the color green are associated with magic, growth and harmony.
Last, as an added blessing and protection, Tutu wrapped the tusk amulet around her Mo’opuna Kane’s (grandson’s) neck.
All these things were Tutu’s and Kuku's sacred gifts of Aloha to their beloved Mo’opuna Kane. 

Kama 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 also 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.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Whenever Kama’s sister, 'Ihi'ihi, walks through the forest to gather fruits and flowers, Pua’a and Kama are right there to watch over her.
Pua’a gets really exited when he sees 'Ihi'ihi. She always pets him and never forgets to give him some Mai’as (bananas), his favorite treat.

Kama 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.

Kama and Pua’a channel strength and courage.

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