Lili, the Hula Dancer

Lili’s dance honors the sacredness of life

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Lili, the Hula Dancer

Birth Date: ʻOkakopa 16, 2015 (10/16/15)

Lili's dance inspires us to awake, move forward and persevere, to live in faith with intention, determination and courage.

Ma'ema'e ke 'ala e holo ala
E ala mai, E naue mai, E noke mai e

Clear the path to move on
Awake, Move, Persevere

The enchanting sound of the Ukulele strums across the 'Aina (land) as Lili gracefully performs the ancient Kahiko Hula. With strength and agility she moves in harmony to her brother Kupu's sacred chants.

In the Aloha (compassion) spirit, the Lōkahi (unity) spirit, and the Pono (righteousness) spirit, Lili's dance honors the gods, tells stories about Aumakuas (ancestral guardians), the sacredness of life and respect for all things with his dance.

Lili is named after Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last and only queen. Her name means "Lili of the Heaven". She has long, black hair, blue eyes and a gentle smile on her face.

Lili’s Tutu (grandmother) wove her Mana  (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the Maile and Plumeria Haku (head lei) for her beloved Mo'opuna (Granddaughter).

In Hawaii Maile is the lei of eternal love. It is worn in honor of the Hula Goddess Laka. Tutu crafted turquoise bracelets and anklets. She also wove Lili’s traditional grass skirt and sewed her red bikini.

Lili 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. Lili has tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button. All accessories were individually handcrafted.

In the evenings Lili's brother Kupu often accompanies her Hula dances with his Ukulele. In perfect harmony they express their Aloha Aina (love of the land).

Lili is a one of a kind display doll handcrafted by Hawaiian Dolls. She comes with her story and a certificate of authenticity.

Lili's dance honors the sacredness of life.