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.

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