The northern cardinal is a bird in the genus Cardinalis, it is also known colloquially as the redbird, common cardinal, red cardinal or just cardinal.
Many people believe the sighting of a cardinal can be a sign of good luck, loyalty or even a spiritual message and to others, spotting a cheerful red cardinal means that their family member or friend is safe and happy, even if they are far away.
A nice piece of Red Spiny Oyster Shell hand carved cardinal with inlaid Lapis eyes. Notice the head is turned to its side. The strand is made of Kingman Turquoise, Carnelian and finished with Sterling Silver toggle & clasp.
Artist: Troy Sice
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2022 2/7/2022
About: Cardinal - 1 1/2"tall by 1/2"wide by 1/4"long
strand -11 1/2"long