Bracelet - Sisiutl (Sterling Silver)
Artist: Harold Alfred
This stunning sterling silver Sisiutl bracelet is hand carved by Northwest Coast First Nation artist Harold Alfred.
The humanoid central head likely symbolizes Sisiutl’s supernatural shape-shifting powers (most commonly transforming into human form, a self-propelled canoe, or salmon). Sisiutl could also change size from a few centimeters (form of a woodworm), to a span sufficient to block off a bay. As a transformative creature of vast shamanic power, the Sisiutl could travel in and across all boundaries (worlds): land, water, & air. There is a belief among the Coast Salish that Sisiutl employ orca for transportation.
Length: 6 1/4"