Wau Kucing is identified more for its synonymous existence with Malaysian Airlines System (MAS). The airline corporate logo based on Wau Kucing, which is said to have originated from Kelantan when it was first introduced in 1967.
The design of Wau Kucing resembles the cat and is most apparent when seen from the back, beginning with the head, body and tail. The specialty of Wau Kucing is its ‘hummer’ releasing a screeching, high-pitched sound, similar to the sound made by cats.
The ‘hummer’ is also used to frighten away evil spirits and to forecast the following day’s weather. The floral and plant motifs of the ‘sobek’ carving on Wau Kucing are decorated in the same way with other traditional Malay wau which incorporated the flower and plants motifs.