Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ahi, the Fire of Hawaii

Fire is Pele: Forests bursting into flame, crackling and burning as fiery molten lava flows over the land, devouring the earth, cleansing and ultimately bringing new land and life.

Originated in Samoa, fire dancing has spread throughout the Hawaiian islands. It requires great skill to twirl, throw, catch and dance with a fire staff or knife.

Fire dancing is an amazing and tantalizing visual feast!

Hawaii's magnificent ceremonial Fire Dance inspired the creation of Menehune Doll 

Ahi, the Fire Dancer

Birth Date: Mei 5, 2014 (05/05/16)

Ahi's dance inspires us to welcome life’s fiery eruptions with an open heart and grow from the valuable lessons they contain.

Named after the fire he dances with, Ahi's ceremonial dance worships Hawaii's Volcano Goddess Pele. Ahi's dance is tantalizing with a visual feast of his burning bamboo fire staff, telling stories about forests bursting into flame, fiery molten lava flowing over the land, devouring the earth, cleansing and ultimately bringing new land and life.
Ahi is spinning with his fire staff, twirling, throwing and catching it. His dance is thrilling and dangerous - a magnificent spectacle!

Ahi’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into his Kupu (fern) Haku (head lei), ankle and wrist leis.
Tutu also wove Ahi’s traditional grass skirt and crocheted his red pants. She adorned the skirt with red feathers which symbolize flames.
The red and green colors Ahi wears honor the Mana (spiritual energy) of the land.
Last Tutu crafted a special amulet using red feathers and a red crystal to inspire spiritual strength, unity and love.

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

Ahi is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. He comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.

Ahi’s dance honors the sacredness of life.

Nana I Ke Kumu 
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