Slave Clothing

Slaves may be clothed or not by the choice of their owners. This allows for much variety in garments. Also, a wide range of materials are used, depending on the taste of the owner. Culture and tradition play their parts. Footwear and adornment are also subject to the choice of the owner. An owner may choose to keep their slave naked. A slave, then, treasures clothing when allowed to wear it.

Camisk: The camisk is a rectangle of cloth, with a hole cut for the head, rather like a poncho. The edges are commonly folded and stitched to prevent raveling. The camisk normally falls to the knees, though they can be shorter. The camisk can be belted with a chain, however, they may be belted with a long, thin strap of leather binding fiber. This passes once around the body, and again, and is tied snugly, over the right hip. A belt of binding fiber not only makes it easier to adjust the camisk to a given girl.

The binding fiber serves to remind her that she is in bondage. In a moment it may be removed, and she may be secured with it, leashed, or bound hand and foot. The camisk, in its way, is an incredibly attractive garment. It displays the girl provocatively. Also, it proclaims her slave, and begs to be torn away by the hand of the master. Men thrill to see a girl in a camisk. Secondly, camisks, as any clothing, can be taken away as a form of punishment or control. It can make a slave more eager to please.

Camisk, Turian: A style of camisk worn by slaves in the city-state of Turia. The cloth is shaped like an inverted "T" with a beveled crossbar fastened behind the neck and falls before the wearer's body. The crossbar passes between her legs and is brought forward snugly at the hips. It is held in place by a single cord that binds it at the back of the neck behind the back and in front at the waist. Also known as Ta-Teera.

Chalwar: This is a full, gathered trouser that sits low on the hips. Each leg is gathered at the ankles. They are often made of thin, clinging fabrics to drape and move with the slave.

Haik: Common in the Tahari, this is a full-body garment of black fabric that covers a woman from head to toe. There is a tiny area of black lace, about an inch in height and four inches in width, that allows the slave to see.

Kes: For a male slave, a short, sleeveless work tunic. Materials may vary.

Kirtle: Common in the norhern region, this is an ankle-length dress, split to the belly and sleeveless.

Red Hunter: Garments must be proof against the cold. There are stockings of lart skin, shirts of hide, and light and heavy parkas, each hooded and rimmed with lart fur. There are high fur boots and brief panties of fur where the boots extend to the crotch. On the hide shirts and parkas, there is a looped design of stitching at the left shoulder, which represents binding fiber. This designates the garments as those of beasts. A similar design appears on each of the other garments.

Shirt Dress of the Barrens: A short, fringed, beaded dress cut straight with no tapering. It ends high up on the thighs with side slits split to the waist. It is belted with tightly-knotted rawhide string. The rawhide string can be used similarly to binding fiber.

Slave Girdle: A length of cord tied about a girl to mold a garment to her form and enhance her appearance. It can be crisscrossed about the body, serving the dual purpose of a belt and, when removed, a means to bind the girl.

Slave Silk: Silk can be worn in many ways. Some include on the shoulder or off the shoulder, with high necklines or plunging necklines, in open or closed garments, tightly or flowing, and in various lengths. Sometimes it is put on the girl only in halters and G-strings, or just G-strings. Sometimes it is done, in strips wound about her body. The tying of slave girdles with such silk is an art in itself.

It emphasizes the girl's figure and makes clear her bondage. Often in paga taverns, it is worn in brief tunics. Most of these are easily pulled open or wraparound tunics. Such may be removed gracefully. Some tunics have a disrobing loop, usually at the left shoulder where it may easily be reached by both a right-handed master and a right-handed slave. A tug on the disrobing loop gracefully drops the tunic to the girl's ankles.

Ta-Teera: Sometimes called the slave rag, this is a scrap of cloth with a hole cut into its center and pulled over the slave's head. It is rectangular, although ragged, sleeveless, without sides, and quite brief. Tears may be made in the crude material to further enhance the beauty of the slave. It is often tied at the waist with binding fiber, both to enhance the girl's figure and to provide a convenient means for securing the girl.

Torvaldsland: The kirtle is the common garment for female slaves, the thrall tunice for male slaves.

Tuchuk: Among the Wagon Peoples, to be clad Kajir means, for a girl, to wear four articles, two red and two black. The chatka is a long, narrow strip of black leather that is secured as a loincloth by the curla. The curla is a red cord that is wrapped and tied about the waist. The kalmak is a short, open, sleeveless vest of black leather. The koora is a strip of red cloth, matching the curla in color, and is wound about the head to hold the hair back. Slaves of Tuchuk are not allowed to braid or otherwise dress their hair. Male slaves are clad kajir by wearing the kes, a short, sleeveless work tunic of black leather.

Tunic, Common: This tunic is a simple, sleeveless, pullover tunic of cloth, slit deeply at the hips with narrow shoulder straps which are little more than strings. Some have a disrobing loop at the shoulder. The neckline is deep and plunging. The side slits are generous to reveal the thighs. It may be made of a great variety of materials, from rich satins and silks to thin, form-revealing, clinging rep-cloth.

Tunic, Thrall: Short tunics of white wool or other material. Also known as a kes.

Tunic, Work: A brief, one-piece, brown tunic worn by work slaves. A headband may be worn to denote a slave in authority.