Red Satin Bag for Tarot Cards with stitched Bast cat Design. Bag Size 16cm across the bottom and 22.5 cm from top to bottom.
Figures of Cats were offered to the sun goddess Bast at her temple at Bubastis to receive her blessings as mistress of music, dance, pleasure and love. Bast, the female form of the Sun god represents our relationship to the suns life sustaining energy in a sense of pleasure and enjoyment. The cat was seen to be most sensitive to the nature of the sun and therefore to the nature of Bast her self. Observing the behavior of cats at the temple gave the priests insight into the climate and harvests. Bast her self was thought to enjoy watching the cats enjoy her benevolence and would assist them by casting down fairer rays to increase both the cats pleasure and her enjoyment of the cats basking in her sunshine. It was said that Bast enjoyed the cats fun and frolics so much, that on occasion she would appear as a cat just to join in.