Hawaiian Menehunes are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii. They were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii. The Menehune's detailed personalities and accessories reflect the wisdom of Hawaiian culture and spirituality. Their unconditional Aloha will guide, protect and inspire you on your life's journey.
Kupu’s music illuminates life with joy and
Akahai e na Hawai'i
Lokahi aku like
Ha'aha'a kou kulana
'Ahonui a lanakila
Be modest people of
Aloha brings life and healing
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
Baby Nene quacks and waddles along happily. The Nene Goose
enhances the life and spirit of Hawaii.
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
Kupu and Nene are one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian
Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.