Standing in a precious Hawaiian volcano theme coconut crèche, Malia (Virgin Mary) lovingly watches over her baby Iesu (Jesus), who is contently nestled in his nut cradle. Iokepa (Joseph) lights the crèche with his Ti Leaf flame torch to announce the birth of Iesu, the greatest of all blessings.
Malia’s hair is adorned with a sacred Ohia Lehua hairpiece. Iesu, Iokepa and the coconut crèche are wearing a red halo of the Hawaiian Hulu (feather) lei, which is believed to link to the divine.
Pua'a, the pig, Honu, the turtle and Pueo, the owl have gathered to adore the sweet baby.
The 3 Holy Kings, the Shepherd and his Lamb come to celebrate the birth of Baby Iesu. Each of them bears Ho'okupus (gifts) to honor the sacred event.
Kakapala (Caspar) gift to Iesu is a precious little Ohia tree, the first form of life to grow out of the hardened lava..
Lighting the way with his Kukui Nut torch, Ali'i (Melchior) brought a secret treasure wrapped in Ti Leaves.
Malama (Balthasar) offers a sacred flame of Kilauea Volcano in a black lava bowl..
Kahu, the Shepherd, brought Hipa, the Lamb, to warm Iesu in his sleep.
Malia, Iokepa, Kahu and the 3 Holy Kings are about 3” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. Iesu is about 3/4" tall. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. All dolls have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.
Pueo's, Honu's and Hipa’s bodies have been crocheted with embroidery thread. Pua'a is sewn out of faux fur.
Some dolls and animals are pinned and or glued to the coconut crèche.
The coconut for the crèche was selected from palm trees at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. It is hand carved, sanded, polished, and fit to a custom coconut husk base.
In the Aloha spirit of Hawaii, all dolls, animals and accessories were intricately handcrafted with the greatest love and respect for this sacred event.
Malia, Iesu, Iokepa, Pueo, Honu, Pua'a, Hipa, Kahu and the 3 Holy Kings are one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. They come with a certificate of authenticity.