Clan Gravnak has the best embroiderers, have you seen the stitching on Chief Nanipi's pants? How did they get so much detail into those flowers?
SummaryThe garb is worn by the Orc Clan Chiefs of Paiaku during special ceremonies and gatherings, it is also worn to meet with important visitors and when on diplomatic visits to other nations. The garb is designed to show off the wealth and standing of the chief's clan, and the craftsmanship of it's people. It consists of a finely worked leather vest, finely decorated hide pants, and a cloak woven from yak's wool.
ComponentsEach part of the garb is crafted by the most skilled members of the chief's clan, completely from scratch. The materials are gathered, hunted, cured, crafted and assembled entirely by the clan. Each piece is a testament to the clan's wealth in skill. The materials of hide, leather and wool were chosen as these are items that all the clans have access to, no matter how small or far flung they are. It is not stipulated which animal the hide or leather is to come from, as each clan has access to different sources.
Significance of the cloak
When Irtask entered the Hall I could tell straight away that the Orcs had sent one of their most esteemed chiefs: his cloak trailed on the ground a good two foot behind himAlthough the entire outfit is designed to be an example of the clan's talent, it is the cloak which carries the most prestige. Over the course of a clan chief's life the cloak will grow in length as they accomplish deeds. These deeds can either be personal or for the benefit of the clan. The longer a chief's cloak the more prestige they have amongst the other chiefs. The cloak doesn't only record deeds it also records length of time served as chief. Foe every 10 years served a coloured band is added to the cloak. Different types of deeds are represented by different colours and patterns, so it possible to tell the tale of a Chief's accomplishments simply by taking the time to study their cloak.
Clothing / Accessory