Birthdate: March 14, 2011
Wailau is named after the gentle waters in the bays of Punalu’u Black Sands Beach where he loves to sail in his Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe). Once he is on the ocean, Wailau takes out his fishing pole to catch dinner for himself and his Menehune Ohana (family). First Wailau says a prayer of heartfelt thanks for nature’s abundant offerings. He then humbly asks permission for just enough fish to come to his fishing pole so that he can feed himself and his Ohana.
Wailau has a balanced, harmonious relationship with nature. He knows that if he takes only what he needs, it will always be given freely.
Wailau’s Aumakua (ancestral spirit) is the Honu (turtle). The Honus on his sail give Wailau the greatest comfort. He knows that, if he should ever get lost at sea, he only has to call on his Aumakua, the Honu, who always, without fail, will guide him safely back to shore.
Wailau’s Tutu (grandmother) made the Ti Leaf Leis he wears around his head and ankles and tied 4 more Ti leaves to the sail of his canoe. According to ancient Hawaiian beliefs, Ti leaves provide protection from all harm. Surrounded by Tutu’s Ti leaves, Wailau always feels save and secure.
She also cleaned and polished a water gourd for Wailau. She then made a net out of raffia so that he can easily carry it around his shoulder and never go thirty. All these things were Tutu’s sacred gift of Aloha (Love) to her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson).
Wailau and his Kuku (grandfather) made his Wa’akaukahi (Outrigger Canoe) together. Walking through the forest they started following the native forest bird who selected the tree they would use to build the canoe. After Wailau and his Kuku finished carving the Wa’akaukahi, they built the sail which has a design of 2 Honus (turtles) swimming in the ocean. Kuku also made and blessed Wailau’s bamboo fishing pole which always catches just enough fish for the Ohana’s (family’s) dinner.
Wailau is about 3.5” 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. Wailau has little hands, feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. His shorts are sewn out of the same cotton fabric as his sail. The canoe, sail, leis, gourd, and bamboo fishing pole are individually handcrafted.
After catching dinner, Wailau starts looking for his Menehune Kaukini (cousin) Wailani at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. The two of them love to play together. They swim in the ocean, build castles in the black sand, and play races with the black beach crabs until it’s time to go home and eat dinner.
Wailau is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls.
His canoe is signed and dated. Wailau comes with his story and a certificate of authenticity.
Wailau brings you the spiritual power of Hawaii.
Welcome to the enchanting world of Magical Hawaiian Menehune Babies!
In Hawaii the Menehunes are called “The Little People of the Secret Power”. They are the legendary, original inhabitants of the islands.
Magical Hawaiian Menehunes are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii.
Hawaiian Menehunes are one of a kind 3.5”miniature collectible dolls who were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton and stuffed with high quality poly fill. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
Hawaiian Menehunes are unique art dolls for display rather than a child’s toy.
Each Menehune has a story to tell and conveys a personal, inspiring message for guidance and protection. Their detailed personalities and accessories reflect the wisdom of Hawaiian culture and spirituality.
All dolls come with a booklet of their special story and a certificate of authenticity.
Magical Menehunes are Guardian Angels and spiritual guides.
They are enchanting, loveable little creatures. If you hanai (adopt) them, love them and take care of them, their unconditional Aloha (love) will guide, protect and inspire you on your life’s journey.