HawaiianArtDolls

Made in Hawaii Cloth Art Dolls

Pāhala, Hawaii · 70 Sales

HawaiianArtDolls

Made in Hawaii Cloth Art Dolls

Pāhala, Hawaii 70 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(30)

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Sabine

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Announcement   Welcome to the enchanting world of Hawaiian Art Dolls!
Hawaiian Art Dolls are one of a kind collectible dolls. There are 3", 4" and 10" dolls. All were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii and the fascinating diversity of our world.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are unique dolls for display rather than a child’s toy.
Each doll 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.
Most dolls come with a booklet of their special story and a certificate of authenticity.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are Guardian Angels and Good Luck Charms.
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.

Website: http://www.hawaiiancollectiblemenehunedolls.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeleHawaii/

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Last updated on Feb 24, 2017

Welcome to the enchanting world of Hawaiian Art Dolls!
Hawaiian Art Dolls are one of a kind collectible dolls. There are 3", 4" and 10" dolls. All were individually handcrafted on the Big Island of Hawaii with the greatest love and respect for all that is Hawaii and the fascinating diversity of our world.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii.
The bodies are made out of stretch cotton, stuffed with high quality poly fill and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are unique dolls for display rather than a child’s toy.
Each doll 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.
Most dolls come with a booklet of their special story and a certificate of authenticity.
Hawaiian Art Dolls are Guardian Angels and Good Luck Charms.
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.

Website: http://www.hawaiiancollectiblemenehunedolls.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeleHawaii/

Sabine

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Sabine

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(30)
Laura DeCarlo

Laura DeCarlo on Apr 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

When you see Sabine’s menhune here on Etsy you can tell they are cute and detailed, but it is nothing like experiencing them in person! Every single detail is meticulously addressed so that these precious little dolls are magical works of art. I was drawn to this set because Hi’iaka’s myths of facing great trials and growing stronger parallel my own life’s journey. As I am about to depart to Hawaii to celebrate my one year anniversary of a successful experimental stem cell procedure that saved the use of my limbs, I knew she should be with me. She (and her brother) are very special true one-of-a-kind works of art, and I truly believe Sabine infuses them with just a bit of mythical magic and a lot of aloha spirit. Mahalo nui loa for your kindness and sharing of your art. Can’t wait to add to my collection!

busterbullie

busterbullie on Dec 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love my precious little menehune! Great seller and excellent communication! Very pleased with the quality and uniqueness of the doll. Very fast shipment too!

Amy Falos

Inactive Etsy Member on Jul 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love it. All of the people she makes are great. I know they cost a bit, but are sooo cute.

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About

Magical Hawaiian Menehunes

The beautiful, secluded mountains of Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii are my home. Writing about the mystical spirit of Hawaii and crafting Menehune dolls are my passions.
I was born and raised in Germany. Thirty years ago a coincidence, which is explained in my inspirational short story “Home of My Heart”, caused me to move Hawaii where I work as a writer and artist, as well as educational assistant and computer instructor at our local school.
Living in Hawaii has been my greatest inspiration, leading to many wonderful things including the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehunes.
Creating a Menehune doll transfers me into a miniature life of my own. Sewing the body, dressing it, the intricate art of embroidering the face, with every meticulous stitch, every step of the way, the Menehune grows and takes on a life of its own.
It is almost as if the doll is dictating who he or she wants to become. I follow these inspirations because now a deeper part of me takes over communicating with the developing spirit of the doll. The flow of possibilities and creative ideas become endless. I have reached my inner place of stillness where I find and lose myself at the same time. It enhances my ability to communicate ideas and feelings in ways where words fail. A lot of detailing, inspiration, and love are committed to each individual doll.
The intricate art of crafting 3.5" miniature cloth dolls is something I would have never thought I had the patience to do. But it has become my most cherished and gratifying creation. It is a delightful experience to look at a finished doll and see that it has come alive. The spirit of true doll making is enlightening.
The timeless wisdom of Hawaiian culture has always inspired me. I express my deep respect for Hawaii's ancient magical spirit through my dolls and their stories. Living in Hawaii along with intensive studies and research has increased my deep love and respect for all that is Hawaii, given me some knowledge to integrate Hawaiian traditions and symbolism into my art and writings.
Native Hawaiians are deeply in touch with their creative and intuitive spirit. They live in harmony with nature. Hawaiian tradition emphasizes Mana or spiritual energy which is expressed in its philosophies, mythologies, and culture.
Tremendous time and Mana are devoted to each doll. It makes the Menehunes priceless. These miniature dolls in their coconut cradles, chairs or canoes are so unique, they cannot be found anywhere else. My main objective with Magical Hawaiian Menehunes is to bring joy and inspiration to people. I am delighted at how quickly these inspired creations have touched the lives of many people around the world.
Honoring magical Hawaii and spreading its magnificent Aloha spirit throughout the world has become my life's purpose.
Magical Hawaiian Menehunes are dolls with a soul carrying the spiritual power of Hawaii.

As a little girl I had about 30 dolls who all had a name and a soul. My childhood was filled with fairy tales and magic. Once my parents made a coconut cradle for me and put a baby doll inside. This became one of my most cherished toys.
45 years later I reinvented my parent's coconut cradle design integrating the legendary Hawaiian Menehunes.

Thus began the creation of Magical Hawaiian Menehunes.

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  • Sabine

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    The beautiful, secluded mountains of Kau on the Big Island of Hawaii are my home. Writing about the mystical spirit of Hawaii and crafting Hawaiian Art Dolls are my passions. Spreading Hawaii's magnificent Aloha spirit has become my life’s purpose.

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