About This Item
Nothing says “I Love You” like ‘Guh-ge-yoo-i”. It is printed here boldly and beautifully in the Cherokee syllabary on a generously portioned, 16 oz, deep green bistro mug.
Sequoyah, in 1821, created a writing system for the Cherokee language using symbols to represent each of the 85 sounds of the language. It was an ingenious system that allowed nearly every adult in the Cherokee Nation to read and write in their own language within a year of its publication. In effect, if you could speak Cherokee, you could read and write Cherokee. As seen on this mug, each of the four symbols represents a sound. Put the sounds together and you have Guh-gey-yoo-i, “I love you.” Tell someone how much they mean to you in one of the most unique ways possible. With every sip they’ll be reminded of you and how much you care. The design features prominently a stylized heart, done in a tribal pattern reminiscent of the swirls and lines seen in Cherokee pottery.
This bistro mug has flecks of white and black scattered on a deep green background and is finished with a thin black line around the rim. The interior is white and the mug features a large handle for comfort. It is generously portioned. It holds 16 ounces. That’s two cups!
Each mug comes with a simple but elegantly printed note describing the significance of the design and a brief history of Sequoyah and the Cherokee syllabary
- Dimensions: Its just over 4 inches tall and 3.75 inches at the rim.
- 16 oz capacity
- Material: Ceramic