About This Item
Since ancient times the Cherokee People have divided themselves into clans. The Cherokee elders said the clan names came from animals that demonstrated certain characteristics given by the Creator. These animals behaved and conducted themselves in a manner that suited their purpose in life. They existed in balance with that purpose, unlike humans, who are often in conflict. Over time some of the animal names have been lost. Cherokee scholars believe some of the names have been replaced by words representing a characteristic of that animal such as twisted or long hair and color. The seven symbols on this mug are stylized representations of the seven clans of the Cherokee people. The seven clans are: wild potato, blue, deer, twisted or long hair, wolf, bird and red paint.
This bistro mug has flecks of white and black scattered on a butter yellow background with symbols and letters in barn red printed on both sides. These symbols represent the seven clans. It is finished with a thin black line encircling the rim and a snow white interior. The mug features a large handle for comfort and overall is generously portioned. It holds 16 ounces. That’s two cups! To complete the presentation, each mug will come with a simple but elegantly printed note describing the significance of the design and a brief history of the seven clans and how their names may have evolved over time.
- Dimensions: 4 inches high x 3.75 inches at the rim.
- Material: Ceramic