Thursday, October 15, 2015

Aloha


Aloha
Akahai e na Hawai'i
Lokahi aku like
'Olu'olu kamana'o
Ha'aha'a kou kulana
'Ahonui a lanakila


Be modest people of Hawai‘i
Be harmonious 
Be truthful 
Humble yourselves 
Have fortitude
Aloha brings life and healing

 Kumu Kawaikapuokalani K. Hewett



(Fern and Hawaiian Goose)
Birth Date:  ĽOkakopa 15, 2015 (10/15/15)

Kupu’s music illuminates life with joy and happiness.

Hana Hou! (Encore!) Hana Hou! The Menehunes clap their hands in delight, begging for some more of Kupu’s divine music. In harmony with the enchanting sound of the Ukulele, Kupu and Baby Nene (Hawaiian Goose) sing a melodious song that touches the heart and reaches into the ancestor’s world. Kupu and Nene are honoring the Akuas (spirits) of the beautiful, secluded mountains in Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
They sing about the Menehune Ohana (family), Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. Kupu's and Nene's cheerful Mana (Spiritual Energy) brightens up the day with love and laughter. Celebrating Hawaii’s Aloha spirit, the Menehunes dance through the forest to the rhythm of the wonderful music.
Baby Nene quacks and waddles along happily. The Nene Goose enhances the life and spirit of Hawaii. Nene means to cherish. She is Kupu’s Aumakua (guardian spirit) and the two of them are inseparable.


 Kupu is named after the Hawaiian tree ferns which represent spiritual strength, unity and love. His Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Fern leis he wears around his head and on his white malu (loin cloth). Tutu also crocheted Kupu's brown pants and matching shoes and crafted a belt to hold up his malu.
His Ukulele has been handed down through generations and was Kupu’s (grandfather’s) gift of lasting love and Aloha to his Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).  It is Kupu’s most cherished possession. He holds it even when he goes to sleep.


Kupu is about 3.5” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. Nene is about 1” tall. The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Kupu has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.  All accessories were individually handcrafted.

In the evenings Kupu often accompanies the Hula dances of his little sister Lili with his Ukulele. In perfect harmony they express their Aloha Aina (love of the land).

Kupu and Nene are a one of a kind display dollws handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. 

Kupu and Nene attune us to the spirit of Hawaii.


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