Sisutl Warrior - Soul Catcher
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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 hands.

If you have an idea of what a Ring or piece of jewellery would look like, I can help you make one.  Simply send me a suggestion jason@bellchamber.net

 

This ring is 10 mm wide.

Catalogue Number... (14K Gold)

SWM1...$625.00
 
Silver Sterling...$145.00

Prices in CND 

 


Sisutl Sprit Catcher on a smoke hole, pre. 1900's.

Above is the Sisutl Ring in Sterling Silver by Jason Bellchamber.

 

 

 

Inspiration Links:

Hope Island,  Kwakiutl Village

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