Opihi

Opihi conveys the power of thoughts.


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Opihi

Birthdate: 'Aukake 20, 2017 (08/20/2017)

Follow Opihi and let your thoughts become the seeds of what you wish to harvest!

Hinuhinu wale i ka lihi o ke kai Shining there at the sea's edge Me he pai pu`u ala i ho`opuu `ia Clustered like little hills `O ka `opihi hälala The giant Opihi

Opihi is named after the limpet shells which grow in abundance on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean and are considered a delicacy in Hawaii. Opihi can’t wait to pick the delicious shells for his Ohana (family) and himself. But picking Opihi on the cliffs is very dangerous. Opihi’s Kuku (grandfather) promised that he will teach him how to pick them when he is a little bit older. In the meantime Opihi is content to fill his fishing net with the delicious mussels he finds at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach. Dinner will be a feast for his Ohana and him! Opihi loves to play. While he patiently fills his net with mussels, he visualizes what it will be like when his Menehune Kaukini (cousin), Pu and his Honu (Turtle), come down to the beach and they start playing together. Opihi imagines how they will swim in the ocean, build castles in the black sand, and play races with the black beach crabs. They will have a blast! Opihi knows that his thoughts are like seeds which grow into reality.

Sure enough, there come Pu and Honu and the fun begins!

Opihi’s Tutu (grandmother) polished the most beautiful Opihi shell and put it on her Mo'opuna Kane's (grandson's) head to protect him from the blazing sun at the beach. Tutu crafted and blessed his Opihi shell amulet. She also sewed his blue Malu (wraparound) with a Hawaiian reef fish. All these things were Tutu's gifts of Aloha to her beloved Mo'opuna Kane.

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

Opihi conveys the power of thoughts.