The lush beauty of the 'Garden Isle' inspired the creation of Menehune Boy Kaua'i and his Honu (turtle).
Living Hawaii’s Aloha spirit, Kaua'i and Honu (Turtle) have all the time in the world. Together they meander through the beautiful forest in the Kaiholena Mountains cherishing all they see, hear, and feel. Wonderful and exciting things keep happening. Everywhere they go they are greeted with kindness and abundance: the sun warms their bodies, the birds sing their most beautiful songs, flowers open to embrace them with their sweet scent. When they are hungry food appears on their path, a crunchy green leaf for Honu, a big yellow Mai’a (banana) for Kaua'i. The small mountain stream offers cool, fresh water for them to drink their fill.
The delightful sound of Kaua'i's Ukulele echoes across the Aina (land) accompanying his songs about the Menehune Ohana (family), Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe.
Kauai is named after the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands, mysterious and charming Kauai, also called the 'Garden Isle'.
Honu is Kaua'i’s Aumakua (guardian spirit) and she has become his faithful companion. Kaua'i is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of Honu. In Hawaii the Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.
Kaua'i’sTutu (grandmother) wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Hulu (feather) leis he wears around his neck and Lauhala hat. In Hawaii the Hulu lei symbolizes love, honor and respect. Tutu also sewed Kaua'i's lava lava (wraparound) out of white cotton and crocheted yellow underwear and matching shoes. Last she put a white Plumeria Flower on Honu who loves its beauty and sweet fragrance.
The Ukulele was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of lasting love and Aloha to his beloved Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). It is Kaua'i’s most cherished possession. He holds it even when he goes to sleep.
Kaua'i is about 4” tall, fitting in the palm of your hand. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Kaua'i has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. Honu is about 1" long. The body is made out of faux fur and wired for flexibility. All accessories were individually handcrafted.
In the evenings Kaua'i often accompanies the Hula dances of his little sister Ola (Life) with his Ukulele. In perfect harmony they express their Aloha Aina (love of the land).
Kaua'i and Honu are one of a kind display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.