Akaka and Lehua

Akaka and Lehua bless you with life giving water and the magic of the Lehua flower.


Price: $169.00

Akaka and Lehua

Birth Date: Lulai 31, 2016 (07/31/16)

He ola ka wai, he wai ke ola!
Water is life, life is water!

Akaka and Lehua bless you with life giving water and the magic of the Lehua flower.

"Akaka, look at the beautiful Lehua flowers all around us!" Lehua calls out to her brother. Lehua is named after the magical flower of the sacred Hawaiian Ohia Tree. Lehua means 'Flower of the Gods'. Honoring the Mana (spiritual energy) of the forest, Lehua humbly asks permission from the Akuas (gods), before she starts gathering some of the flowers. She will pick just enough to make a special Ohia Lehua lei for her beloved Tutu (grandmother). Akaka helps his sister for a while and when they both become thirsty, he walks down to the pond below the Wailele (waterfall) to fill up his gourd with the pure, clear water.
Akaka and Lehua honor Hawaii's life giving Kumu Wais (water sources), which are continuously replenished through the moisture in the bark of the Ohia Tree.
Everybody in the Ohana (family) contributes to maintain the purity and vibrancy of the Kumu Wais and the Ohia Trees.

Tutu sewed Lehua's mountain green dress and Akaka's matching lava lava (wraparound). She drew Lehua flowers on the bottom of Lehua's dress and crocheted green panties and matching little shoes. Last Tutu created a special Ohia Lehua hairpiece for beautiful little Lehua.
Akaka is named after the famous 400 feet waterfall on the Big Island. Tutu drew a waterfall design and 2 Lehua flowers on his lava lava. She wove a special white feather lei for Akaka which symbolizes the sacred Wailele.
Hawaiian gourds grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful of the Ipus for Akaka's Ipu Wai (water gourd). She cleaned, polished and decorated with the drawing of a Lehua flower. Tutu blessed the Ipu Wai with Hawaiian salt and special prayers. The water gourd is sacred now. It was created for Akaka and only he is allowed to touch it. The Ipu Wai became Akaka’s most treasured possession.
All these precious things were Tutu’s gifts of Aloha (Love) to her Mo’opunas.

Akaka and Lehua are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. The bodies are made out of stretch cotton. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto the face. Akaka and Lekua have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and belly buttons.
All accessories were individually handcrafted.

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

Akaka and Lehua inspire us to protect our precious water sources and forests with attention, awareness and Aloha.