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Ayoka Leaf Earrings Tsalagi Cherokee Made

Ayoka Leaf Earrings Tsalagi Cherokee Made

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Free shipping to United States with $50 purchase from CherokeeImages. See item details below for sale terms.
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Length: 1 Inches
  • Material: Copper, Shell
  • Can be personalized: No
  • Closure: Ear wire
  • Location: Earlobe
  • Favorited by: 21 people
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Free shipping offer applies to US domestic orders only. Offer ends December 15, 2018.

Description

Beautiful jewelry has always been a part of life for the Cherokee people. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of clay, copper, gold, carved stone, rock crystal, incised pink mussel shell and freshwater pearls have been worn into modern times by both men and women.

These earrings honor a special little girl in Cherokee history. Her name was Ayoka (pronounced Ah-yo-kuh). She was the daughter of Sequoyah, the man who invented the Cherokee system of writing. You can see examples of that writing system in the items in this store. She was the first person Sequoyah taught to read and write in Cherokee. To prove the accuracy and efficiency of the system, the Chief separated Sequoyah and Ayoka. He asked Sequoyah to write something on a piece of paper. This paper was given to Ayoka, who read it perfectly. The system was so easy to learn, within a matter of months, nearly the entire adult Cherokee population could read and write in Cherokee. The little pieces of paper were given a special name...talking leaves.

These dainty earrings evoke the brilliance of Ayoka. The spine of the mussel shell has been polished to reveal glimmers of iridescent colors, purple, pink, burgundy and coppery brown. A solid copper leaf is suspended for shimmer and movement. The earrings measure about 1 inch long. Copper ear wires.
Beautiful jewelry has always been a part of life for the Cherokee people. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of clay, copper, gold, carved stone, rock crystal, incised pink mussel shell and freshwater pearls have been worn into modern times by both men and women.

These earrings honor a special little girl in Cherokee history. Her name was Ayoka (pronounced Ah-yo-kuh). She was the daughter of Sequoyah, the man who invented the Cherokee system of writing. You can see examples of that writing system in the items in this store. She was the first person Sequoyah taught to read and write in Cherokee. To prove the accuracy and efficiency of the system, the Chief separated Sequoyah and Ayoka. He asked Sequoyah to write something on a piece of paper. This paper was given to Ayoka, who read it perfectly. The system was so easy to learn, within a matter of months, nearly the entire adult Cherokee population could read and write in Cherokee. The little pieces of paper were given a special name...talking leaves.

These dainty earrings evoke the brilliance of Ayoka. The spine of the mussel shell has been polished to reveal glimmers of iridescent colors, purple, pink, burgundy and coppery brown. A solid copper leaf is suspended for shimmer and movement. The earrings measure about 1 inch long. Copper ear wires.

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We strive to make sure you are completely satisfied with your order. If there is ever a problem with the product or the product is damaged in shipping please convo me and I will replace the item or refund the purchase price plus shipping. If a purchase is a one-of-a-kind item, (such as a unique hand-sewn or hand-painted item or basket) replacement will not be possible. I will offer a similar item if it is available but a refund of the purchase price plus shipping is always an option to you. Returns are accepted. The buyer is responsible for return shipping, however I will apply free shipping on your next purchase. Please convo me for the return address.

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