Sunday, November 22, 2015

Leilani, the Christmas Angel


The sacred sound of the Pu (Conch Shell) echoes across the ‘Aina (land) calling Leilani, the Menehune Guardian Angel to earth. Leilani’s heavenly Mana (spiritual energy) radiates the power of unconditional Aloha (love).
Leilani's home is Lanikeha, the heaven. The heavenly light of Leilani’s candle illuminates the paths of the Menehune’s lives on earth.
The Menehunes know Leilani always watches over them enlightening their lives with her angelic presence.


Hearing the divine calling of the Pu in the distance, the Menehunes sense that Leilani is near. Sometimes she allows them a glance at the heavenly glow of her shell candle and magical Pua Kalikimakas (Christmas Flowers) or a glimpse of her angelic white feather wings passing by to remind them how brightly the Aloha spirit is shining from their own souls. All they have to do is call and Leilani appears offering her wisdom and guidance.

Welcome Leilani as your guardian angel! She is devoted to protecting and guiding you on your life’s journey.

Leilani often rests among the Pine trees in the serene Hawaiian forest, worshiping the beautiful world around her. She never tires of rejoicing in the abundant splendor of nature.

Leilani wears a Tapa cloth dress with a Honu (turtle) design, red crocheted panties and matching shoes adorned with crystals. The Pua Kalikimaka (poinsettia) flowers in her hair and on her dress represent purity and love.


Leilani is about 4” 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. Leilani has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.  She is holding an shell with a candle in her hands. The angel wings are crafted out of real white feathers. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Leilani is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She is a collector’s item bringing you the spiritual power of Hawaii.

In the spirit of Christmas Leilani’s Mana radiates heavenly unconditional Aloha.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

He'e Holua, Riding the Waves of Pele


‘Riding the waves of Pele’ refers to the ancient art of lava sledding in Hawaii. In this 2000 year old athletic ritual the natives risked their lives to honor Pele, the mystical Hawaiian Goddess of the Volcanoes.

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Standing, laying or sitting on their Holua sleds they would surf the lava of the volcanic slopes reaching over 50 mph. The Holua sled, 12 feet long, 6 inches wide and 4 inches in depth, was carved from native Ohia or Kauila wood. All the ancient Holua slides were built around Heiaus, altars of worship for Pele, the volcano Goddess.

In Hawaiian mythology Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess and Poli’ahu, the Snow Goddess were said to have been fierce rivals. One well known Hawaiian legend tells the story of Poli’ahu, the Snow Goddess, winning a he’e holua race on Mauna Kea, the greatest volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, against the Volcano Goddess Pele. Pele was so angry at being defeated that she threw streams of glowing lava at Poli’ahu who calmly brought down storms of snow and froze the molten rock into place.
Pele surrendered and never again stepped onto Poli’ahu’s territory on Mauna Kea. The power of fire was pacified by Poli’ahu’s calmness.

Hawaii’s sacred sledding inspired the creation of Mu, the Menehune Christmas Elf.
Mu’s miniature sled was constructed following the concept of ancient Hawaiian sleds.

Mu, the Menehune Christmas Elf

Birthdate: Kekemapa 24th, 2013 (12/24/13)

“Mele Kalikimaka!” (Merry Christmas)

Mu's voice and the sacred sound of the Pu (Conch Shell) echo across the ‘Aina (land) as he zooms down the mountain slopes on his Holua (Hawaiian sled) ringing his Christmas bell. Mu’s Holua is loaded with gifts for his Menehune Ohana (family). There is a basket with the Menehune’s favorite treats, Mai’as (bananas),a big Kahiki (pineapple) and a perfect Niu (coconut), but there also is a box wrapped in tapa cloth (bark cloth) with a big red bow. It holds a secret present, a magical treasure which will fulfill somebody’s most heartfelt desire.

Mu carries a big surprise for you! Close your eyes, make a wish and get ready to open your magical gift!

Mu is the Menehune’s Christmas Elf. He wears red elf shoes with a matching Santa Claus hat. Mu’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed all these clothes for him. She also crocheted his green shorts and wove her Mana (spiritual energy) into the green Hulu (feather) lei he wears around his hat. In Hawaii the Hulu is believed to link to the divine.
Last she draped a Conch shell amulet around Mu’s neck to protect her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson) on his dangerous sled rides down Hawaii’s volcanic mountain slopes.

Mu and his Kuku (grandfather) built the Holua together. They carved it out of Hawaiian Kauila wood and tied a railing with raffia to both sides of the sled. They surrounded the sled with Conch shells to assure that Mu will always be save and protected on his Holua.
All these precious things were Mu’s Kupuna’s (grandparents) gift of Aloha (love) to their beloved Mo’opuna Kane .


Mu is about 4” 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. Mu has little hands and feet, elf ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Mu is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
Mu comes with his sled, story and a certificate of authenticity.

Mu conveys the magical Mana of the Hawaiian Kalikimaka.



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Manini, the Fisher Boy

Birth Date: Nowemapa 1, 2015 (11-1-15)

Manini teaches us to see with the heart and act with compassion.

Little Manini, the Fisher Boy, is named after one of Hawaii's favorite fish: The small Manini that tastes so good!
Carrying his fishing pole to the gentle waters in the bays of Punalu’u Black Sands Beach, Manini gets ready to catch dinner for his Menehune Ohana (family) and himself. First he says a prayer of heartfelt thanks for nature’s abundant offerings. He then humbly asks permission for just enough fish to come to his fishing pole so that he can feed himself and his Ohana.

Manini has a balanced, harmonious relationship with nature. He knows that if he takes only what he needs, it will always be given freely.

Manini's Mana (spiritual energy) is Aloha (love) and compassion. He is the most generous little Menehune. Nothing makes Manini happier than sharing the fish he caught with his Menehune Ohana, so that everybody can have an abundant, delicious dinner. Seeing their joy and appreciation is the greatest gift to him. Manini knows that the more he gives, the more he will receive.

 
Manini’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his blue Malu (wraparound) and matching hat with a fish design. She crocheted yellow underwear and little shoes. Last Tutu crafted a conch shell lei for Manini. In Hawaii the Pu (Conch Shell) is believed to invoke blessings of divine Mana and provide protection from all harm.
Manini's Kuku (grandfather) made and blessed his bamboo fishing pole which always catches just enough fish for the Ohana’s dinner.
All these things were Kuku's and Tutu’s sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to their beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).

Manini is about 4” 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. Manini has little hands, feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Manini is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Manini conveys a balanced, harmonious relationship with nature.