Sunday, September 4, 2016

Magical Fairy Tales

                              Pu, the Menehune Mo'olelo (Story Teller)

Fairy tales have a wonderful secretive power. They draw magic into our lives and inspire us with a sense of wonder. Enchantment, magical spells, dwarfs, giants, witches and always the triumph of good over evil have fascinated humanity for centuries.
As a little girl in Germany my childhood was filled with fairy tales and magic. Every night my grandmother or my mother would read a fairy tale to me. I loved to hear them over and over again.
My grandmother’s Brother Grimm's fairy tale book is still one of my most cherished possessions. Opening the precious book with the wonderful pictures is like stepping into a world of magic. 
Fairy tales shaped my life, teaching me to dream, believe and love.

At an early age I learned that all things magical require faith.

Fairy tales have been passed down from mother to daughter, father to son, for hundreds of years. Our ancestors talk to us through fairy tales, reawakening memories that go beyond childhood into past lifes reminding us of the trans-formative power of stories.

My love of fairy tales inspired the creation of Pu and Honu.

Pu and Honu
Conch Shell and Turtle

Birth Date: Kepakemapa 4, 2016 (09/04/16)

Pu, the Mo’olelo (story teller) uses the power of words to weave wishes into reality.

Standing up on a hill in the Kaiholena Mountains, Pu blows his conch shell in the 4 sacred directions, announcing to his Menehune Ohana (family) that he is ready to tell another one of his exciting stories to them. As the powerful sound of Pu’s conch shell echoes across the 'Aina (land), the Menehunes come running to the story place in the ferns to hear Pu’s new tale.

Pu tells stories about the Menehune Ohana, the Hawaiian animals, the forest, the ocean, and the stars in the Universe. The Menehunes listen to Pu’s story in wonder, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, and always full of excitement. Pu’s stories are wonderful!

Pu uses his words to weave the story into being. He knows that words and thoughts have tremendous power to shape reality, changing the past, present, and future.
Pu knows how to tell your story too!
He will use his words to weave your wishes into reality.

Honu is listening too. She is Pu’s Aumakua (guardian spirit) and has become his faithful companion. Pu is deeply connected with the ancient wisdom of Honu. In Hawaii the Honu represents long life, safety, peace, and good luck.
The conch shell was Kuku’s (grandfather’s) gift of Aloha (love) to his Mo’opuna Kane (grandson). Pu always carries his conch shell, even when he goes to sleep. It attracts good luck and the courage to manifest dreams.
Pu’s Tutu (grandmother) sewed his lava lava (wraparound) out of red cotton and crocheted a green hat, underwear and matching shoes. She hand painted 3 green honus on the lava lava and wrapped a Honu amulet around Pu's neck to invoke divine blessings. Last she put a white Plumeria Flower on little Honu who loves its beauty and sweet fragrance.

 Pu 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. Pu has 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.

Pu and Honu are one of a kind display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.

Pu and Honu convey the magical power of words.

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