Sisiutl (SEE-shoe) is a symbol from the Northwest Coast region of North America. Some artifacts from the Kwakiutl, Nootka, Tlingit and Haida bear a motif of a human head between two serpent heads. I've seen the Sisiutl as a house protector too, in some old photographs of West Coast Houses it is seen at the smoke hole covering. The smoke hole is where spirits can exit and enter a house. Shamans used Sisuitl as a soul catcher too to prevent a patient's souls from wandering away during illness.
The Sisiutl protected a warrior by turning his enemy to stone if they gazed upon it. It also could shape change into a canoe or anything else the warrior would need.
On this ring it is serves as a protective amulet.
I just want to note that this design is inspired by Native American culture and is one that I drew myself, like all of my pieces. I incorporated some labyrinth designs (a Celtic/Viking influence) on the hands.
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R171 (10mm wide) Sisiutl Ring in 14k Gold - ORDER
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Sisutl Sprit Catcher on a smoke hole, pre. 1900's.
Above is the Sisutl Ring in Sterling Silver by Jason Bellchamber.