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Bast Plush Doll

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Bast Plush Doll

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See all of our Our Handmade Plush Dolls at the index page.

 
Stuffe & Nonsense are no longer operating and cannot accept orders. Pages for the plush figures we made are still online for reference. If you bought from us in the past, Thank You! We hope you have enjoyed the soft sculpture art.

Our Bast figure is an 18 inch tall jointed doll of the Egyptian goddess as a domestic housecat. Bast is made of incredibly soft synthetic plush in a tabby pattern, or sometimes of solid-color mohair. Dress fabrics and jewelry details vary. Decorated with Egyptian jewelry; carries a brass sistrum.

Bast (or Bastet) is a charming goddess. She personifies motherhood, and many statues of Bast show her surrounded by kittens. She's a goddess of joy and dancing, which is why she carries a sistrum. But she's fierce as well, for a cat killed the evil Apopis serpent, just as cats will kill snakes today. Bast is shown either as a cat-headed woman or more often as a sitting cat. As a woman, she never has a tail.

Amongst our personal artifact collection is a late-period bronze of Bast holding a sistrum, as well as several seated cat figures. She was extremely popular in late-period Egypt. The famous cat cemetery at Bubastis dates from the waning days of Egypt's history. The Flinders Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College, London (one of London's better-kept secrets, as it's nearly impossible to find) has a fine collection bequeathed by a Bast-lover. Every conceivable form of Bast is represented.

For more about Bast and other Egyptian gods, visit our Egyptian Gods page.

Stuffe & Nonsense Stuffemal plush dolls and animal character figures are original soft sculpture designs, individually hand crafted in California by the Stuffe Staff. Due to medical issues and other priorities we no longer make plush toys and have left the web images live just for reference. If you already have one of our creations, we hope you treasure it. Sorry, but we do not know of anyone doing similar work.

Construction and material details vary depending on our design goals for the character involved and the materials on hand. The plush figures are constructed of mohair, wool, alpaca or high-quality synthetic faux fur. Clothing and costume are also hand-made by Stuffe & Nonsense; jewelry and props are from diverse sources. Stuffe & Nonsense Stuffemals often use glass eyes or small parts and are not suitable for young children.