Sisuitl (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 Sisuitl 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 Sisuitl 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
If you have an idea of what a Ring or piece of jewellery would look like, I
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This ring is 10 mm wide.
Catalogue Number... (14K Gold)
Prices in CND
Sisutl Sprit Catcher on a smoke hole, pre. 1900's.
Above is the Sisutl Ring in Sterling Silver by Jason Bellchamber.