Saturday, July 25, 2015
Recently one of my customers asked me if I could make a male partner for Alohi, an Aloha Doll Ornament she had previously purchased from me.
I created Koko (Hawaiian Blood) and put him next to the new Pele doll, which I had also just completed. Instantly I thought: "This is too precious! They cannot be separated!"
So I made another little male doll, identical to Koko but with a different facial expression. I named him Piko (Crown) and put him next to Pele and Koko, and had the same thought again: " This is too precious! They cannot be separated!"
That is how Koko and Piko became Pele's Po'ikis (little brothers).
The creation of Pele and her Po'ikis was a delightfully intuitive experience.
Pele, Hawaiian Volcano Goddess
and her Po'ikis (Little Brothers)
Koko and Piko
Birth Date: Lulai 24, 2015 (07/24/15)
Ma’ema’e ke ‘ala e holo ala
E ala mai, E naue mai, E noke mai e
Clear the path to move on
Awake, Move, Persevere
Pele's and her Po'iki's presence inspires us to awake, move forward and persevere, to live in faith with intention, determination and courage.
With boundless energy Koko (Hawaiian Blood) and Piko (Crown) race down the hill as fast as they can go. All the while laughing, playing, chanting and drumming their Ipus (gourds), the Po'ikis (little brothers) can't wait to announce the arrival of their big sister Pele to the Menehune Ohana (family).
Excited by all the commotion, the Menehunes hurry to welcome and embrace their beloved little Ma Hoes (twins). Koko and Piko are just delightful. They chatter happily about Pele's coming and all the magnificent stories she will tell.
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 with her abundant black hair cascading down her back like the lava flow on the mountain slope.
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
As a gift and blessing Pele offers you a flame of Kilauea Volcano in a black lava bowl. 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.
Koko means 'blood' in
Hawaii and represents
the Aka (umbilical) cord that connects us to the Wao Akua (realm of the Gods), Aumakuas (ancestral
spirits) and the ‘Aina (land).
Hawaii the essence of the center of
knowledge and wisdom are Pikos (crowns or summits). Piko is named after the
crown piko which is soft when we are born and connects us with Aumakua
Pele’s, Koko's and Piko's Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into Pele's red feather Haku (head lei) and wrist leis and the green feather Hakus and ankle leis for the twins. In
the Hulu (feather) represents
spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine. Hawaii
Hawaiian gourds grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful of the Ipus for Koko and Piko. She cleaned, polished and decorated them with crystals. They became the boy's most treasured possession.
Koko's and Piko's Aumakua (Guardian Spirit) is the Honu (Turtle). The Hawaiian Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck. Tutu lovingly draped 2 sacred Honu amulets around the twin's necks.
All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha (Love) for her beloved Mo’opunas (grandchildren).
Pele is about 4” tall.
Koko and Piko are about 3" tall fitting in the palm of your hand.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Pele, Koko and Piko have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
There is nothing Koko and Piko enjoy more than spending time with their big Tita (sister). Pele adores her Po'ikis. Laughing and playing together, she holds Koko's hand as the three of them walk companionably through the sacred
They chant to the divine beat of the Ipus to honor the Akuas (spirits) of the
forest. Ohia Forest
Pele, Piko and Koko are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.
Pele, Koko and Piko bless you with the Aloha Spirit.