Nature/Nurture expresses the profound emotional ties between parent and child. Inspired by netsuke art of the Orient, Nature/Nurture captures the tenderness and warmth of family. The touchstone theme of each Nature/Nurture figurine is a quality that all parents endeavor to pass on to their little ones. In the Chinese calendar, people born in the Year of the Snake are likely to be romantic and deep-thinking. As a tribute, the word ﾓHugsﾔ is inscribed inside these hugging snakes. Nature/Nurture figurines are made at Englandﾒs Wimberley Mills in the time-honored tradition of cottage manufacturing.