Matted artwork print
Gerald Dawavendewa (Hopi & Cherokee)
The Cherokee is unique among indigenous people in creating their own writing system. Sequoyah (Sisiquaya in Cherokee) developed with assistant from wife and daugther an alphabet that consists of symbols representing a syllable sound. The syllabary font was later modified for typeset printing. With their own alphabet, the Cherokees printed the first Native American newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix in 1828. This syllabary continues to be an important part of Cherokee culture.
- Matted prints measure 11 by 14 inches (27.9 by 35.5 cm) with a bevel cut mat with a backing board.
- The artwork is printed on quality acid-free photo paper using smudge, fade, and water-resistant ink.
- Print includes a description, a biography of the artist, and information on the indigenous culture artwork represents.
- Packaged in a clear resealable envelope.
- The print will fit in a standard frame. The frame in the photo shows the display possibilities and is not included.
- As in any artwork, please keep it out of direct sunlight.