The CAT is admired for its independence and prowess as a hunter. Cats have been companions to humans for thousands of years. In Egypt, they were highly valued for their ability to kill rats and mice that got into the food storage bins. Cats are respected mousers, though they love to hunt birds and other moving things. Cats are night creatures and their reflective eyes may have contributed to superstitions about their magical nature. Territorial, contrary and affectionate on their own terms, cats continue to amuse and receive lavish devotion from their keepers today. All cat pieces are hand made by Mana founder, Immanuel Trujillo, who has been making art in the southwest for over 50 years.