Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sunroom Tree

 As I strolled down the steps into the Sun room, I looked to the table on the left side of the room to see a wonderful hand painted gorge. 
 I missed a few items here as I became fascinated with the coffee table. It looks to be made from one piece of wood and again I found it very interesting. I hope you do too. 
 This room was dedicated to Sequoyah (about 1770 to 1843. He is the only person identified in history to have invented a system of writing in his own language without first being literate in another. He was born in the area that is now Monroe County, Tennessee. While he was serving with Andrew Jackson in the Creek War, he observed officers communicating using written marks on bits of paper. He called them "Talking Leaves."After the war, Sequoyah developed a writing system for the Cherokee language in which each Cherokee syllable was represented by one character. His system contained 86 characters and was so easy to learn it could be masterd by an adult within a week. Within a few years, literacy in the Cherokee language became widespread among the Cherokees. 
The Sequoyah Tree is a Leyand Cypress grown by the Duncan Tree Farm in Selmer. This tree features a Cherokee hunting jacket made from the hide of a deer on loan from the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville. It features traditional Cherokee beadwork, and it is an example of the type of clothing worn by the Cherokees during his time frame. Borrowed from the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, are reproduced items which include woven baskets, beaded necklaces made from corn kernels, dream catchers, rabbit burs and arrowheads. 
The Kitty Justice is this is a very nice tribute to a Real Native Tennessean.

7 comments:

Lee said...

I do love that coffee table! How beautiful and how unique it is...it just flows...a true work of art!

Lady Di Tn said...

Lee
That is exactly how I felt plus I wondered at the craft person who completed the table. Peace

Changes in the wind said...

Yes, the table is definitely the eye drawer here....

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
You would have acted like me and spied the table instead of the tree. LOL Peace

Small City Scenes said...

Wow Lady Di, I am fascinated by this whole series. You have take neat photos and great info. thanks so much. MB

Lee said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Lady Di. Enjoy it to your utmost. Take good care.

And may 2014 treat you and yours with kindness.

Best wishes from Down Under. :)

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
I got so busy I did not finish but I will continue on. Peace

Lee
Thanks so much from my down under friend. Peace