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.
The magnificent Puna (Coral) is a gift from the ocean.
is believed to have great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy). It is
the stone of passion and healing. Coral provides protection from illness and
harm. According to research, corals contain hormones which have a strong
positive influence on the human body. Ashes from burned Coral heal wounds and
ulcers. Coral powder dissolved in water is an effective pain-killer.
Coral also is believed to attract love, prosperity,
creativity, optimism, inner peace, strength and understanding of life's
Hawaii's coral reefs stretch
out for more than 1200 miles in the Pacific Ocean, covering about 85% of all
coral reefs in the US.
The reef is of great importance to the ocean environment and its inhabitants as
well as to humans. It supports marine and terrestrial life.
They look just like rocks, but reefs are alive. Corals give
them their structure, offering habitat and food to the many fish, lobsters,
octopus and crabs. The 500 different species of algae growing on the Hawaiian
coral reef provide food and life-sustaining oxygen for all marine life. Algae
provide more oxygen than all land plants worldwide combined.
Many of the plants, fish, and invertebrates found in the
Hawaiian coral reef are endemic to Hawaii.
In old Hawaii
reef fish provided the people with protein and are still considered a delicacy
Reefs protect shorelines from erosion and storm damage by
limiting the impact of strong waves.
The beautiful beaches of Hawaii were created by the coral reef. Beach sand evolves from dead fragments of coral, shells and calcified algae.
The great surfing waves of Hawaii are shaped by the reefs.
Snorkeling and diving in the enchanting coral reef makes the
Pacific Ocean and underwater paradise, which
allows us to connect with the wonders of nature.
Hawaiian reefs are endangered. Showing respect and
appreciation by helping to clean the beaches, catching only the fish that are
really needed, refraining from throwing waste into the water will help to
sustain our precious coral reefs.
Malama Ka'aina!- Care for the land!
The magnificent Hawaiian Puna inspired the creation of Menehune girl Lokalia (Coral).
Lokalia (Coral), the Healer
Birthdate: Pepeluali 2, 2016 (02-02-16)
Allow Lokalia to be your healing guide. Her coral Mana
restores Pono (harmony) in mind, body and soul.
Lokalia's gift to you is a precious piece of Hawaiian coral,
the stone of passion and healing. Little Menehune girl Lokalia reflects the
coral's great magical and medicinal Mana (spiritual energy).
Lokalia is a Ho'ola (healer). Walking along the shores of
the magnificent Punalu’u
Black Sands Beach, Lokalia searches for the gorgeous
corals, she is named after. When the signs are right and the spirits permit,
she gathers the corals. Chanting a Pule (prayer) to give thanks for the gift,
Lokalia cleans the corals in the ocean water and merges with their Mana.
As soon as she enters her Ohana’s (family’s) village, all
the Menehunes gather around her. “Aloha e Lokalia!” they greet her
respectfully. Lokalia is the Menehune’s Ho'ola. Being around Lokalia’s corals
and healing Manaleaves the Menehunes with a feeling of deep inner peace and
Lokalia's Tutu (grandmother) sewed her blue dress and
crocheted pink panties with matching shoes. She hand drew a pink coral design
on the front of the dress to enhance Lokalia's magical coral Mana. All these
things were Tutu's sacred gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine
Lokalia 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. Lokalia has tiny little hands
and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.
Lokalia is a one of a kind collectible display dolls
handcrafted by Hawaiian
Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.
Lokalia brings you the healing Mana of the Hawaiian Coral.