Heiva in Solitude
$75.00 - $220.00
“To come together but be apart”
Heiva means to come together and is the name of a celebration of epic proportions which began in Tahiti. Now there are heivas around the world that happen every year in celebration of our Maohi culture and traditions. The Heiva opens with fire walking over lava rocks, and incorporates sports, fruits, flowers, drumming and the ori Tahiti (dance). This year would have been the 38th decolonized Heiva celebration. While many celebrations happened online this is my celebration of all of the sensory elements that we would have experienced had we been able to come together in Papeete or elsewhere around the world. I used as many ingredients as I could that were directly sourced from a Maohi island in an effort to include the energy and vibrations of the land and honor the ancestors who fought to kept these traditions alive despite great obstacles.
All ingredients are real and whole without the use of isolates.
Heiva fruits (perfumer extracted wild soursop, guava, pineapple, golden Lilikoi), A Rare Hydrodistillation of Ylang Extra Superiore, Hawaiian White Ginger Lily, Aged Blue Lotus, Tiare (Tahitian Gardenia), Premiere Cru Tahitian “Black Pearl” vanilla beans from Raiatea, Tahitian Monoi, Hawaiian Sandalwood, New Zealand Ambergris- Aged for six months on Black Pearls and Lava Rocks