Cherokee Indian Hospital to Install Syllabary Wall

Cherokee Indian Hospital to Install Syllabary Wall

Cherokee Indian Hospital will honor the language and tradition of their ancestors by creating an artful display of the Syllabary — a set of 85 written characters that make up the Cherokee alphabet. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by Sequoyah in the late 1810s and early 1820s and is still taught in Cherokee Indian schools today.

Distinctive Art Source had the honor of collaborating with Cherokee Indian Hospital on this project. Hospital staff, community members and local artists will embellish canvas characters with traditional patterns and designs of the Cherokee Indians. The finished designs will be assembled and installed in a public hallway in the dining room of the new hospital in October.