Vekekut Apprentice Robes
While attending their studies, all Vekekut Preist Apprentices, or Weboth Nung are required to wear cirtain robes that separate them from the rest of the local community and indicate their status as Weboth Nung. Usually, these robes are worn from the original recruitment at 10 years old right until their promotion ceremony once all their studies are completed.
These robes are simple in style, kept clean and finely pressed. Each individual robe is made of 3 large pieces of white, finely woven linen cloth. Each apprentice is given two robes at first from their main mentor. Over the years durring their studies, more robes are created, made with more intricate designs and vibrant colors that signify their progress in their studies. Each new robe is a symbol of status and should slowly be made to look more and more like the Vekngug’s robes. This process of gradual, individual creation of their robes is a wonderful representation of their focus on individuality and gradual study. Since a student is not allowed to progress until their next robe is finished, this provides ample time to sit and reflect on their studies. This style of learning also means that a single class of Weboth Nung all can progress and eventually graduate at different times.
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