Aupana, the Hula Dancer

Aupana's Hula honors the miracle of life

Price: $99.00

Aupana (Rhythm), the Hula Dancer

Birth Date: Novemapa 14, 2017 (11/14/17)

Aloha Mai I come with love.

Aupana's Hula honors the miracle of life. Join her in a celebration of life’s joys and abundance!

Celebrating the glorious magnificence of life, Aupana dances the ancient Hawaiian Kahiko Hula in harmony to the rhythm of her Ipu (gourd).

Often her brother, 'Amakihi, accompanies her dance with his Ukulele. In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Aupana's dance honors the gods, tells stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), the sacredness of life and respect for all of nature. The sounds of Aupana's Ipu enhance the rhythm and add excitement to her dance.

Aupana's Hula attunes us to spirit and gladdens the heart.

Aupana's Tutu (grandmother) is her Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher). She taught her the powerful movements of the Kahiko Hula. Ipus grow on a vine. Tutu picked the most beautiful one for her beloved Mo'opuna (Granddaughter). She cleaned, polished and decorated it with a crystal. Then Tutu blessed the Ipu with Hawaiian salt and special prayers. The Ipu is sacred now. It was created for Aupana and only she is allowed to touch it. This was Tutu's sacred gift of Aloha (Love) and it became Aupana's most treasured possession. Tutu wove her Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha into Aupana's yellow and green wrist and head feather leis. The Hulu (feather) represents spiritual strength, unity and love. It is believed to link to the divine.

Tutu sewed a white top and outer skirt with a Plumeria flower design and wove a grass skirt for Aupana. Last Tutu adorned Aupana's hair with a beautiful white Plumeria flower.

Aupana 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. Aupana has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted. Aupana is a one of a kind collectible display dolls handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls . She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Aupana’s Mana attunes us to the spirit of Hawaii. She is ready to be your new friend and dance her way into your heart.