Friday, July 15, 2016

Ola, Life in Hawaii

Birth Date: Lulai 15, 2016 (07/15/16)

Aloha Mai
I come with love.

Ola's Hula honors the miracle of life.
Join her in a celebration of life’s joys and abundance!

Celebrating the glorious magnificence of life, Ola dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula in harmony to the rhythm of her Pu'ili (dancing sticks).
The beautiful movements of her hands and body tell stories about the wonders of nature, the creation of the world and the Menehune Ohana (family). Ola's dancing sticks enhance the rhythm and add excitement to her dance.

Ola's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula.
After Tutu and Ola carved the Pu'ili carved out of bamboo, Tutu blessed them with Hawaiian salt and special prayers. The dancing sticks are sacred now. They were created for Ola and only she is allowed to touch them.
Tutu also hand crafted the traditional pink hula skirt. She sewed a green top and skirt for Ola and crocheted pink little shoes. Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into Ola's green feather and sweet smelling Puakenikeni flower Haku (head lei) and wrist leis. In Hawaii the Hulu (feather) represents spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine. All these precious things were Tutu’s gifts of Aloha (Love) to her beloved Mo’opuna Wahine (granddaughter).

Ola is about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The body is made out of stretch cotton. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Ola has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

In the evenings Ola's brother Kauai often accompanies her Hula dances with his Ukulele. In perfect harmony they express their Aloha Aina (love of the land).

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

Ola's dance honors the sacredness of life.

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