Monday, April 11, 2016

Mana, the Soul of Hawaii

Mana, the Mea Oli (Chantress)
Birth Date: 'Apelila 8, 2016 (04/08/16)

Mana's spiritual energy empowers, enchants, flows and radiates.

Ma’ema’e ke ‘ala e holo ala
E ala mai, E naue mai, E noke mai e

Clear the path to move on
Awake, Move, Persevere

In harmony to the sacred beat of her Ipu (gourd), Mana's dance and chants touch the heart and reach deeply into the ancestor’s world. Mana is honoring the Akuas (spirits) of the enchanting, secluded mountains in Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Aglow with focused energy, strength and agility, Mana moves in harmony with the spirits of nature.

 Mana means spiritual energy in Hawaii. Mana is the soul of Hawaii.

In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Mana's dance and chants honor the Akuas, tell stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), respect for all things and the sacredness of life.

Mana’s dance and chants inspire us to awake, move forward and persevere,
to embrace our spiritual energy with intention, determination and courage.

 Mana’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana  (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Hulu (feather) and purple ginger Haku (head lei) and wrist leis for her beloved Mo'opuna (Granddaughter). The Hulu is believed to link to the divine.
Tutu sewed Mana's green top and green and purple skirt. Tutu crocheted purple panties and matching little shoes for Mana.
In Hawaii Ipus grow on a vine. Mana's Tutu picked the most beautiful one for her Mo'opuna. She lovingly cleaned and polished it. This was her sacred gift of Aloha (Love) to Mana and became her most treasured possession.

Mana 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. Mana has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

Mana is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Mana attunes us to the spirit of Hawaii.

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