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The Korat cat breed was first described by a book known as The Cat Book Poems (written between 1350 and 1767) in Thailand. In this book, 17 good luck cats and 6 bad luck cats are mentioned. The Korat is good luck cat number 5, described by a drawing and the following verses:
“The cat Ma-Laid is of an even colour:
her coat is as the flower of the pampass grass smooth and orderly:
the base of each hair is the colour of a cloud
and her eyes are like the dew when dropped on the leaf of the lotus”
“The cat Mal-Ed has a body colour like ‘Doklao’
The hairs are smooth with roots like clouds and tips like silver
The eyes shine like dewdrops on a lotus leaf”
It is likely that the Korat has been in Thailand since ancient times. Beloved by the Thai people, these beautiful kitties are traditionally given to new brides to wish them well in their marriage. Unlike Siamese cats, the Korat could be owned by the common people. Since they represent good luck, they are not typically sold, they must be given to you as a gift. Today, the Korat is still a fairly rare breed outside of Thailand.
For more information on the Korat cat breed, please read my article called The Korat Cat Breed.
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