Gorean Attire

Clothing and accessories, varies from area to area on Gor and of course, depends on the Owner's personal wishes or tastes. This is a list of some of the basic Free and slave attire, including accessories in the different cities of Gor.

Free Persons Attire


Length of cord which is used to bind the kaffiyeh to the head of the wearer, usually several loops secure it. The kaffiyeh is the head covering of the tribesmen of the Tahari, a folded, squarish cloth. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 301


The loose, billowing outer robes favored by the men of the Tahari in caravan, it is invariably white in color, to reflect the rays of the sun. It's billowing, flowing movement aids in cooling the body, as it circulates over damp skin. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 73


A loose, dark, head to toe garb of the Tahari. There is a small lace or mesh covered aperture for the wearer to look through, yet still be concealed. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 341


A head covering of the tribesmen of the Tahari, it is a squarish cloth, folded into a trangle, and placed over the head, two points at the side of the shoulders, one in back to protect the back of the neck. It is bound to the head by several loops of cord, the agal. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 301

Robes of Concealment

Robes of ConcealmentThe mode of dress favored by free women in some of the larger city-states (i.e. Ar Ko-ro-ba Turia etc.); it consists of one or more hooded robes of heavy brocade or other opaque fabric plus up to five face veils. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 87

Sea Sleen, White-spotted

Its rich fur is used for cloaks. Book 6: Raiders of Gor page 300

Tunic, Free Man's

Free Man's TunicA garb which may be a wrap around style that hangs to mid thigh. It is closed by brooch or pin which must be set to allow unhindered access to his sword. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 395


Headband Book 9: Marauders of Gor page 139

Tharlarion boots

High boots of soft leather worn by riders of high tharlarion to protect their legs from the abrasive hides of their mounts. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 125


A covering or coverings for the face worn by free women in many city-states; up to five are worn. See also house veil, last veil, pride veil, street veil, veil of the citizeness. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Veil, Freedom

The second in the layer of veils worn by Free women also called the 'veil of the citizeness'. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Veil, House

Tthe next-to-last veil worn by free women esp. when in the company of men not of her own family; worn over the pride veil and under the street veil upon leaving the house. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Veil, Intimacy

A long, linear, diaphanous face veil worn by Free woman. It's opacity is determined by how many times it is wrapped about the face. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 404

Veil, Last

The innermost of the five veils worn by free women; it is worn under the veil of the citizeness and is often very sheer. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Veil, Pride

The third veil worn by free women; worn under the house veil and over the veil of the citizeness. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Veil, Rep-cloth

A rough veil worn by Free women of lower caste. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 141

Veil, Street

The outermost veil worn by free women; worn over the house veil when leaving the house Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor page 107


Slave Attire

Bark Cloth

The inner bark of the pod tree dyed scarlet and plaited and pounded into a cloth akin to burlap but softer; it has a variety of uses including a rough wrap around the hips of a slave constituting her only clothing in some instances. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 287


A 'recent' innovation for slave attire, not used on the garments of Freepersons. Most garments are fastened with hooks, pins or brooches. Buttons are considered rather sensuous on Gor. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 417


A poncho like garment about 18 inches wide, belted at the waist, it normally hangs high on the thighs.

CamiskThe 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, I am told, normally falls to the knees...The camisk, I am told, was at one time commonly belted with a chain. However, the camisks that I have personally seen, and those we were given, were belted with a long, thin strap of leather binding fiber. This passes once around the body, and then again, and then is tied, snugly, over the right hip....The belt of binding fiber not only makes it easier to adjust the camisk to a given girl, but of course, 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, but provocatively. Moreover, 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. Captive of Gor, page 64 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 107 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 77

"The common camisk is a single piece of cloth, about eighteen inches wide, thrown over the girl's head and worn like a poncho. It usually falls a bit above the knees in the front and back and is belted with cord or chain." Nomads of Gor, page 90

As I gazed on her she lowered her eyes shyly. She wore only a single garment, a long, narrow rectangle of rough, brown material, perhaps eighteen inches in width, drawn over her head like a poncho, falling in front and back a bit above her knees and belted at the waist with a chain. "Yes," she said with shame. "I wear the camisk." Outlaw of Gor, page 102

"The common camisk is a simple rectangle of cloth, containing, in its center, a circular opening. The garment is drawn on by the girl over her head and down upon her shoulders; it is worn, thus, like a poncho; it is commonly belted with binding fiber or a bit of light chain, something with which the girl may be secured, if the master wishes." Guardsman of Gor, page 107

Camisk, Turian

A style of camisk worn by slaves in the city-state of Turia; cloth shaped like an inverted 'T' with a beveled crossbar fastened behind the neck & falls before the wearer's body; the crossbar then passes between her legs & is then brought forward snugly at the hips, is held in place by a single cord that binds it at the back of the neck behind the back & in front at the waist.

The single garment of these women was the Turian Camisk. I do not know particularly why it is called a camisk, save that it is a simple garment for a female slave.The common camisk is a single piece of cloth, about eighteen inches wide, thrown over the girls head and worn like a poncho. It usually falls a a bit above the knees in front and back and is belted with a cord our chain. The Turian camisk, on the other hand, if it were to be laid out on the floor, would appear somewhat like an inverted "T" in which the bar of the "T": would be beveled on each side. It is fastened with a single cord. The cord binds the girl at three points, behind the neck, behind the back, and in front at the waist. The garment itself, as might be supposed, fastens behind the girls neck passes before her, passes between her legs, and is then lifted and, folding the two side of the T`s bar about her hips, ties in front. The Turian camisk, unlike the common camisk, will cover the girls brand; on the other hand, unlike the common camisk, it leaves the back uncovered and can be tied, and is, snugly, the better to disclose the girls beauty. Nomads of Gor, page 90 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 160 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 107 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 155

"The camisk most commonly found in great Turia, the Ar of the south, is that camisk which Goreans, generally, know as the 'Turian camisk.' Interestingly, in Turia itself, it is known simply as the 'camisk,' and what I have called the common camisk is, in Turia, referred to as the 'Northern Camisk.'" Guardsman of Gor, page 107


ChalwarA diaphonous trouser garment, gathered in at the ankles, but billowy otherwise. It is normally worn with a matching vest, tight, four hooked, that keeps the midriff bare. It is a Tahari outfit.

"From one side a slave girl, barefoot, bangled, in sashed, diaphanous, trousered chalwar, gathered at the ankle, its tight, red-silk vest, with bare midriff, fled to him, with the tall, graceful, silvered pot containing the black wine. She was veiled. She knelt, replenishing the drink. Beneath her veil, I saw the metal of her collar." Tribesmen of Gor, page 88

She wore a high tight vest of red silk, with four hooks; her midriff was bare; she wore the sashed chalwar, a sashed, diaphanous trousered garment, full but gathered in, closely, at the ankles; she was barefoot; her wrists and ankles were bangled; she was veiled; she was collared. Tribesmen of Gor, page 105

"She wore a high, red-silk vest, swelling, fastened with a single hook; diaphanous red-silk chalwar, low on her hips, gathered at the ankles; two golden bangles on her left ankle; collar." Tribesmen of Gor, page 156-157


The strip of black leather, some 6 inches by 5 feet long, worn like a breech- clout over the curla by the slave girls of the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329

See Clad Kajir

Clad Kajir

This is the term used to denote a slave who is clad in the way of the Wagon Peoples, this clothing varies for the kajirae and kajiri. For the female she wears a red cord called the Curla tied around her waist which holds in place the Chatka, a narrow strip of black leather that passes through her legs. The Kalmak which is a black leather vest and the Koora, a strip of red cloth which holds her hair back. A kajiri must only wear the Kes, which is a sleeveless black work tunic.

Among the Wagon Peoples, to be clad Kajir means, for a girl, to wear four articles, two red two black; a red cord, the Curla, is tied about the waist; the Chatka, or long , narrow strip of black leather, fits over the cord in front, passes under, and then again, from the inside, passes over the cord in back; the chatka is drawn tight; the Kalmak is then donned; it is a short sleeveless vest of black leather; lastly the koora, a strip of red cloth, matching the Curla, is wound about the head, to hold the hair back, for slave women, among the Wagon Peoples, are not permitted to braid, or otherwise dress their hair; it must be, save for the koora, worn loose. for a male slave or Kajirus, of the Wagon Peoples, and there are few, save for the work chains, to be clad Kajir means to wear the Kes, a short, sleeveless work tunic of black leather. Nomads of Gor, page 30


Tthe red waist cord worn by slave- girls of the Wagon Peoples; supports the chatka. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 328

"The red cord, or Curla, was knotted about my waist, tightly, the knot, a slip knot, might be loosened with a single tug over my left hip. Over the Curla in the front, slipping under the body and between the legs, and passing over the Curla in the back, was the Chatka, or narrow strip of black leather, some six inches in width, some five feet or so in length; it was drawn tight; when a girl wears the Curla and Chatka, the brand, whether on left or right thigh, is fully visible, for the inspection of masters. I also wore a brief, open, sleeveless vest of black leather, the Kalmak. I wore a broad Koora, which, kerchieflike, covered most of my head." Slave Girl of Gor, page 328-329

See Clad Kajir

Frozen North

Dress in the Frozen North "Before he had left, he had them sew northern garments for themselves, under his instruction. From the furs and hides among the spoils at the wall they had cut and sewn for themselves stockings of lart skin, and shirts of hide, and a light and heavy parka, each hooded and rimmed with larl fur. Too, they had made the high fur boots of the northern woman and the brief panties of fur, to which the boots, extending to the crotch, reach. On the hide shirts and parkas he had made them sew a looped design of stitching at the left shoulder, which represented binding fiber. This designated the garments as those of beasts. A similar design appeared on each of the other garments. About their throats now, too, they wore again four looped strings, each differently knotted, by means of which a red hunter might, upon inspection, determine that their owner was Imnak." Beasts of Gor, page 175-176

Girtle, Slave

A length of cord tied about a girl to mold a slave tunic to her form and enhance her curves, able to be crisscrossed about the body. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 21, 28-30

"The cord over Marcus' shoulder, of course, was the slave girdle, which is used to adjust the garment on the slave. Such girdles may be tied in various ways, usually in such ways as to enhance the occupant's figure. Such girdles, too, like the binding fiber with which the camisk is usually secured on a girl, may be used to bind her." Magicians of Gor, page 21

Hunter's Catch

Slave garb made of netting. Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 108


Vest of black leather worn by the slave girls of the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329

See Clad Kajir


Short tunic of black leather worn by the male slaves of the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30

See Clad Kajir


A sleeveless dress of white wool which hangs down to the ankles, the neckline is split down to the belly for better display. This is worn in the North such as Torvaldsland.

The kirtle is the garb of a slave girl of the Torvald, a thin white woolen garment ankle-length with a deep plunging neckline. Marauders of Gor, page 81

She was blond; she was barefoot; she wore an ankle-length white kirtle, of white wool, sleeveless, split to her belly. Marauders of Gor, page 81


Strip of red fabric worn as a headband by the slave girls of the Wagon Peoples. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329

see Clad Kajir


Leather is generally not permitted to slaves. Softer and more feminine fabrics, silk, rep-cloth , and such, often brief and clinging, not only stunningly attractive and aesthetically pleasing, but also indictive of, and reflective of, their subjection to masculine domination, are generally required of them. Mercenaries of Gor, page 404

Livery, Slave

The most common of slave outfits, it is basically a very short dress, split down the middle, held together with a cord. It rides high upon the thighs and comes in a variety of patterns and materials.

She wore the briefly skirted, sleeveless slave livery common in the northern cities of Gor; the livery was yellow and split to the cord that served as her belt; about her throat she wore a matching collar, yellow enameled over steel. Assassins of Gor, page 7

Rag, Slave

Another name for Ta-Teera. A scandalously short garment of brown cloth, normally torn or ripped, held together by two small hooks which pull the garment tight about the body, accentuating every curve of the slave.

Joyfully I drew on the garment, slipping it over my head and fastened it, more tightly about me, by the two tiny hooks on the left. The slit made the garment, a rather snug one, easier to slip into; the two hooks, when fastened, naturally increased the snugness of the garment, drawing it quite close about the breasts and hips; deliciously then, from the point of view of a man, the girl's figure is betrayed and accentuated; also, the two hooks do not close the slit on the left completely, but permit men to gaze upon the sweet slave flesh held pent, held captive, within Slave Girl of Gor, page 76 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 280


Rough fabric woven from the fibers of the rep plant. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 294

Silk, Pleasure

Diaphonous silks of varied colors which are used to entice men by their brevity. They do not conceal but enhance the slave's body and are most often worn by Tavern slaves.

I slipped on the bit of silk. I looked in the mirror and shuddered. I had been naked before men, many times, but it did not seem to me that I had been so naked as this. It was Gorean pleasure silk. Not naked, I seemed more than naked. Captive of Gor, page 322

Diaphanous, clinging form of silk worn only by slave girls; wraps like a pareau with a disrobing loop at the left shoulder. Captive of Gor, page 322

Silk, Slave

"Slave Silk, and certainly that sort which is commonly worn in page taverns and upon occasion in brothels, when the girls are permitted clothing there, is generally diaphanous. It leaves little doubt as to the beauty of the slave. Some girls claim they would rather be naked, claiming that such silk makes them 'more naked then naked,' but most girls, and I think, even those, too, who speak in such a way, are grateful for even the wisp of gossamer shielding it provides against the imperious appraisals of masters, even though it must be pulled away or discarded instantly at a man's whim." Dancer of Gor, page 224

"There are a large number of ways in which slave silk is worn. It can be worn, for example, 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 mere G- strings. Sometimes it is done, too, in strips wound about her body. The tying of slave girdles, with such silk, and otherwise, to emphasize the girl's figure and make clear her bondage, is an art in itself. Often, too, and as usually in paga taverns, it is worn in brief tunics. Most of these are partable or wraparound tunics. Such may be removed gracefully. Some tunics, however, like some regular slave 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 drops the tunic to the girl's ankles, also gracefully." Dancer of Gor, page 225

"A girl emerged from the room. Our eyes met. Her eyes fell. She did not know us. She found herself examined. Her body blushed red, from hair to ankles. Though Hassan and I were stripped, she was more slave than we, for she wore Gorean slave silk." Tribesmen of Gor, page 210

....it was detected, that her body as she drew the brief, exotic, degrading silk about her, subtly and mistakably, was shaken by an involuntary tremor of sensuality....it was the first time her body had felt slave silk. Surely it would be difficult for a woman to wear silk and not, by that much more, be aware of her womanhood...Indeed it would hardly account for the totality of her involuntary response, her body's betrayal. It was not ordinary silk which she then, for the first time felt on her body. It was the softest and finest of diaphanous silks, clinging and betraying. It had been milled and created to reveal a woman most exquisitely and beautifully to her Master. It was brief, exotic, humiliating, degrading. It was of course slave silk. Hunters of Gor, page 150

Low on her hips she wore, on a belt of rolled cloth, yellow dancing silk, in Turian drape, the thighs bare, the front right corner of the skirt thrust behind her to the left, the back left lower corner of the skirt thrust into the rolled belt at her right hip. Tribesman of Gor, page 87

Talmit, kajira

Headband worn by work slaves; it can denote girls with authority over other slaves. Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 285-286


The Gorean Slave Rag, it is scandalously short and of brown cloth, fastened tightly about the body to accentuate every curve of the slave which wears it. It is an utterly sensual garment. See Slave Rag for more info.

A one-piece sleeveless short slave garment, torn here and there; also called a slave rag. Slave Girl of Gor, page 81 Dancer of Gor, page 280

Eta pulled at the bit of rag she wore. "Ta-Teera," she said. I looked down at the scrap of rag, outrageously brief, so scandalous, so shameful, fit only for a slave girl, which I wore. I smiled. I had been placed in a Ta-Teera. Slave Girl of Gor, page 81 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 280

"One of the most exciting slave garments, if a slave is permitted clothing, is the Ta-Terra or, as it is sometimes called, the slave rag. This is analogous to the tunic, but it is little more, and intentionally so, than a rag or rags. In it the girl is in no doubt as the whether or not she is a slave. Some cities do not wish girls in Ta-Teeras to be seen publicly on the streets. Some masters put their girls in such garments only when they are camping, or in the wild. Others, of course, may prescribe the Ta-Teera for their girls when they are within their own compartments." Guardsman of Gor, page 107

Tunic, Slave

A simple, sleeveless, pullover tunic of brown cloth, slit deeply at the hips with narrow shoulder straps, little more than strings .Some have a disrobing loop at the shoulder. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 155 and 225 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 21


A short work tunic of white wool that male slaves of Torvaldsland, called thralls, are dressed in.

Men in the fields wore short tunics of white wool; some carried hoes; their hair was close cropped; about their throats had been hammered bands of black iron, with a welded ring attached. Marauders of Gor, page 82

Tunic Chain, Tyros

A slave garb or bond of Tyros not otherwise described. Guardsman of Gor, page 108

Veil, slave

A small triangle of diaphanous yellow silk worn across the bridge of the nose and covering the lower half of the face; it parodies the heavy veils worn by free women as it conceals nothing and often arouses the lust of masters. Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 107

Chains and Other Accessories

Belt, Iron

The iron belt is the Gorean version of a chastity belt. It consists of a piece of metal encircling the waist and a secondary piece which swings up between the legs and is padlocked in back.

I felt then the encircling clasp of metal closed about my waist, and then, swinging up between my legs, another piece of metal. These things were fastened into place, the right side, and the lower portion, hasp like, over the staple on the left side of the apparatus. The whole then, was secured behind my back with a padlock. Once again, I wore an iron belt. Mercenaries of Gor, page 99

Bracelets, Hook

Leather cuffs with locks on them and snaps; they are soft and the snaps require no key. Some men enjoy them on their slaves; by means of the straps the girl may be variously secured by the locked cuffs Slave Girl of Gor, page 297

Bracelets, Slave

Light, restraining bracelets which lock when snapped closed. Perfectly capable of holding a female slave captive, some are made stronger for use with male slaves though most use manacles for males.

Unresisting, the girl extended her wrists, and the soldier snapped slave bracelets on them--light, restraining bracelets of gold and blue stones that might have served as jewlery if it had not been for their function. Tarnsman of Gor, page 102

Any of a variety of handcuff type restraints; used to restrain the wrists of slaves and others; usually metal. Tribesmen of Gor, page 156

Manacles of various types intended to restrain the wrists of a slave; some are akin to handcuffs while some are almost jewelry light restraining bracelets made of blue and gold stones. Tarnsman of Gor, page 102 Dancer of Gor, page 218

Chain, Body

The loop of the body chain was some five feet in length. It was made to loop the throat of a woman several times, or, by alternative windings, to bedeck her body in a variety of fashions. The chain was not heavy, but too, it was not light. It had a solid heft in one's hand. It was closely meshed and strong. It could be used, if a man wished, and perfectly, for purposes of slave security. It was decorated sensuously with colorful wooden beats, semiprecious stones and bits of leather. Detachable, but not attached to the chain at one point were two sets of clips one of snap clips and one of lock clips. It is by means of these clips that the chain can be transformed from a simple piece of slave jewelry into a sturdy and effective device of slave restraint.

Closely meshed length of chain about 5 feet in length which can be used in a variety of ways to bedeck or secure a slave. Some are decorated with semi-precious stones and wooden beads. Detachable lock and snap clips allow the chain to be transformed from slave jewelry to slave restraint. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, pages 71-72 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 281

I put down the tarsk bit, and the man took it, and slipped it into his pouch. "Do not give that to a free woman," he grinned. "It is pretty," I said. I wondered whyI had bought it. It was pretty surely. Perhaps that was why I had bought it.

"When I was free," said the girl, "I could not wear such things. "They are not for free women," said the man. "No, Master," she said quickly. "But now," she said, "I may, with my master's permission, make myself as beautiful and exciting as I can."

"It is I who can decide what it is which you can wear," he said. "Yes, Master," she smiled, "and even if I am permitted to wear anything at all." "And do not forget it." he said. "No, Master," she said. Magicians of Gor, page 284

I adjusted the chain, placing it between my breasts. It went to the ground where it lay in a coil, then moved back to the ring. By intent it was of a generous length. I pulled it down a bit at the collar. I did this in such a way that the men could tel it was well locked there. I knew this would excite them, as it excited me. Too of course was a practical matter, this further assured that the draw would be at the front of the collar. I flexted my knees. I lifted my hands over my head, gracefully, their wrists back to back. Rogue of Gor, pages 71-72 Guardsman of Gor, page 281

Chains, Dancing

This chain arrangement is used with certain dancing styles. The slave is fastened within bracelets to which very light gleaming chain is attached, the chain is looped up through a loop in her collar. There is much that can be done with this arrangement. The chain passes freely within the loop.

The girl in the long, light chain smiled at me. She, at any rate was pleased by my response. A wrist ring was fastened on her right wrist. The long, slender, gleaming chain was fastened to this and, looping down and up, ascending gracefully to a wide chain ring on her collar, through which it freely passed, thence decending, looping down, and ascending, looping up, gracefully, to the left wrist ring. If she were to stand quietly, the palms of her hands on her thighs, the lower portions of the chain, those two dangling loops, would have been about at the level of her knees, just a little higher. Kajira of Gor, page 143

Chains, Four

This type of chaining is more complicated than most. The slave wears ankle and wrist rings to which two chains are attached. The ankles and wrists joined together by eighteen inches of chain each and then the left ankle joined to the left wrist, the right ankle to the right wrist. It is possible to move and serve within this chain arrangement.

His girls served nude and chained. Each ankle and wrist ring had two staples. Each girl's wrists were joined by about eighteen inches of chain and similarly for her ankles. Further each girl's left wrist was chained to her ankle and her right wrist to her right ankle. This arrangement, lovely on a girl, produces the "four chains," from which the establishment took its name. The four-chain chaining arrangement, of course, and variations upon it, is well known upon gor. Four other paga taverns in Port Kar alone used it. Captive of Gor, page 42


A chain system used to display a slave girl rather than confine her, with a collar from which flows a chain down to the slave's feet, off of this chain are chains with terminations for the ankles and wrists of the slave.

Then, when I was absolutely naked, a golden collar, to which a chain was attached, with wrist rings and ankle rings, was brought. It was a chaining system of that sort called a sirik. My chin was thrust up and I felt the golden collar locked about my throoat. Almost as the same time my wrists, held closely together before me, were locked helplessly in the wrist rings. In another instant, my ankles, held, were helplessly in the ankle rings. A chain then ran from my collar to the chain on my wrist rings and from thence, the same chain, to the chain on my ankle rings. My ankle rings chain was about twelve inches in length, and my wrist chain was about six inches in length. The central chain, where it dangled down from the wrist rings, lay on the floor before the throne, before it looped up to where it was closed about the central link of the ankle ring chain. Kajira of Gor, pages185-186

Eta lifted up a stout whip, with long handle, which might (Page 83) be wielded with two hands, and five dangling, soft, wide lashing surfaces, each about a yard long. "Kurt," she said. I shank back. "Kurt," I repeated. She lifted up some loops of chain; there were linked ankle rings and linked wrist rings, and a lock collar, all connected by a length of gleaming chain running from the collar. It was rather lovely. It was too small for a man. I knew, however, it would fit me, perfectly, "Sirik," said Eta. "Sirik," I repeated. Slave Girl of Gor, page 83

Sirik, Work

Much like the standard sirik with the exception that the wrists are granted about a yard of chain instead of the normal twelve inches, to permit ease in working.

The chain she wore was a work sirik. It resembles the common sirik but the wrists, to permit work, are granted about a yard of chain. Like the common sirik, it is a lovely chain, Women are beautiful in it. Kajira of Gor, page 145

Beauty Accessories

"Slave beads, too, and such simple adornments, bracelets, earrings, cosmetics, perfumes, and such, are well known for their effect in arousing the passions not only of the women themselves, but too, it must be admitted, sometimes of their masters." Vagabonds of Gor, page 50

"When I was free," said the girl, "I could not wear such things. "They are not for free women," said the man. "No, Master," she said quickly. "But now," she said, "I may, with my master's permission, make myself as beautiful and exciting as I can." "It is I who can decide what it is which you can wear," he said. "Yes, Master," she smiled, "and even if I am permitted to wear anything at all." "And do not forget it." he said. "No, Master," she said. Magicians of Gor, page 284

"The women in bondage , who served us, each wore four golden rings on each ankle and each wrist, locked on, which clashed as they walked or moved, adding their sound to the slave bells that had been fixed on their Turian collars, and that hung from their hair; the ears of each, too, had been pierced and from each ear hung a tiny slave bell." Nomads of Gor, page 90

"The girl was naked, save that she wore many strings of jewels and armlets. Too, she wore bracelets and anklets of gold, which had been locked upon her, and were belled. Her collar, too, was of gold, and belled. A single pearl, fastened in a setting like a droplet, on a tiny golden chain, was suspended at the center of her forehead." Rogue of Gor, page 10-11

Bells, Slave

Small bells which are used in bracelets, anklets, threaded through hair, or attached in other ways to slaves. Their sound in a barbaric sensual melody.

Tiny bells which give off a sensual shimmer of sound; threaded by the dozen on thongs or chains they may be tied or locked around a girl's ankles or wrists or attached to her collar; are worn or removed only at the whim of a master. Thought to be symbolic of their status of domestic animals, property, in bondage. Slave Girl of Gor, page 84 Vagabonds of Gor, pages 20-21

"The women in bondage present, who served us, each wore four golden rings on each ankle and each wrist, locked on, which clashed as they walked or moved, adding their sound to the slave bells that had been fixed on their Turian collars, and that hung from their hair; the ears of each, too, had been pierced and from each ear hung a tiny slave bell." Nomads of Gor, page 90

"He had put the bells on me. It is often men who put slave bells on their girls. Such bells are indicative of bondage." Dancer of Gor, page 226

"The sound was tiny, rich, and sensuous. They were slave bells. They would draw men to my body. I moved slightly. I felt them stir on my body and on the loops that held them. So slight a movement made them sound! I, miserable, was caught in their lewd, delicious rustle. I suppose the sound of the bells, objectively considered, is rather lovely. Yet of theirs was a music of bondage, one which, in its tiny, delicious sounds, rustling, whispered, 'Kajira, Kajira.' They said, 'You are nothing, Girl. You are a belled Kajira. You are nothing, Girl. You exist for the pleasure of men. Please them well, lovely Kajira.'" Slave Girl of Gor, page 84

"'Bell yourself,' she said. I extended my left ankle and, carefully, aligned the four rings. The rings were linked vertically at five places by tiny metal fastenings; each ring, opened, hinged, terminated on one end with a bolt and the other with a tiny lock; I slipped the small bolts into the four tiny locks; there were four tiny snaps; the rings, linked together, fitted snugly; each ring bore five slave bells." Slave Girl of Gor, page 259

"She wore bells locked on both wrists, and on both ankles, thick cuffs and anklets, each with a double line of bells, fastened by steel and key." Nomads of Gor, page 29

"I also purchased a set of slave bells, of the thong as opposed to the lock variety. They are less expensive than the lock variety; also, they may be tied at various places on the body, about the neck, the wrist, the ankle, about the thigh, about the arm, etc.; it is delightful to bell a girl; she may not remove them, of course, without her master's permission." Tribesmen of Gor, page 49

"I could hear the jewelry on me, the tiny sounds of the skirt. Bells, too, marked these movements. I was belled. These I had fastened, in three lines, they fastened on a single thong, about my left ankle. Men, I tensed, somehow, would relish an ornamented woman, perhaps even one who was shamefully belled." Dancer of Gor, page 25

Bell, Virgin

Single bell sometimes worn on a Free Woman's left ankle to announce her availability to swains. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 45


Cheap jewlery and beads used most often to adorn slaves.

The most exact translation of 'bina' would probably be "slave beads". They were valueless, save for being a cheap adornment sometimes permitted imbonded wenches." Kajira of Gor, page 82

"Slave beads are commonly cheap, made of wood and glass, and such. Who would waste expensive beads, golden droplets, pearls, rubies, and such, on a domestic animal? Still they are very pretty, and slaves will wheedle and beg for them. Indeed, they will compete desperately, zealously, sometimes even acrimoniously, for them. And they, such deliciously vain creatures, know well how to use them, adorning themselves, enhancing their beauty, making themselves even more excruciatingly desirable! Among slaves a handful of glass or wooden beads may confer a prestige that among free women might not be garnered with diamonds." Slave beads, too, and such simple adornments, bracelets, earrings, cosmetics, slave perfumes, and such, are well known for their effect in arousing the passions not only of the women themselves, but, too, it must be admitted, sometimes of their masters. Indeed, some masters wil not permit such things to their women for fear they will make them too beautiful, too exciting and desirable, so much so that there might be a temptation to relax discipline.Vagabonds of Gor, page 50

"She carried, in her hands, several strings of beads, simple necklaces, with small, wooden, colored beads. They were not valuable. She held the necklaces up for me to see. Then, with her finger, moving them on their string, she indicated the tiny, colored, wooden beads. 'Da Bina,' she said, smiling. Then she lifted a necklace, looking at it. 'Bina,' she said. I then understood the "Bina" was the statement for beads, or for a necklace of beads. The necklaces and beads which Eta produced for me were delights of color and appeal; yet they were simple and surely of little value." Slave Girl of Gor, page 81


"I regarded the coins threaded, overlapping, on her belt and halter. They took the firelight beautifully. They glinted, but were of small worth. One dresses such a woman in cheap coins; she is slave." Tribesmen of Gor, page 8

"I also wore a triple necklace of coins, together with the necklaces of slave beads, of both glass and wood." Dancer of Gor, page 223


There are many varieties and shades of slave makeup but most are of dark colors, barbaric, meant to enhance every feature.

"There are one hundred and eleven basic shades of slave lipstick," said Sucha. "Much depends on the mood of the master." Slave Girl of Gor, page 261 "She had rouged her lips." Tarnsman of Gor, page 134

I waited my turn before the mirror and applied the cosmetics of the Gorean slave girl. I knew well how to do this, for I had been trained. Captive of Gor, page 322


"Some girls knowing how desirable this can make them, beg their master to have their ears pierced. The piercing of the ears is not only symbolic and aesthetic to the master and the slave but it can be tactually arousing, as well, playing with the earring, the girl feeling it brush the side of her cheek or neck, and so on." Blood Brothers of Gor, page 336

"Do you think a girl such as you, so soft and beautiful, with your slave reflexes, can ever be anything but a slave on this world." "No," I said bitterly. "And your ears are pierced," she said. I tossed my head. "I know," I said. That in itself I knew would be enough to keep me a slave on Gor. I would always be a slave on Gor." Slave Girl of Gor, pg 302

"The piercing of the ears is far more terrible," said Ute. "Nose rings are nothing. They are even pretty. In the south even the free women of the Wagon Peoples wear nose rings." She held me more closely. "Even free women in the south," she insisted, "the free women of the Wagons Peoples, wear nose rings." She kissed me. "Besides," she said, "it may be removed, and no one will ever know that you wore it. It will not show." Then Ute's eyes clouded with tears. I looked at the tiny steel rods holding open the wounds in her ears. "But only slave girls," she wept, "have their ears pierced." She wept. "How can I ever hope to become a Free Companion," she wept. "What man would want a woman with the pierced ears of a slave girl? And if I were not veiled, anyone might look upon me, and laugh, and scorn me, seeing that my ears have been pierced, as those of a slave girl!" Captive of Gor, page 166

"May I please have my ears pierce. Master", she begged. "Would you be so degraded a slave?" I asked. Ear piercing on Gor, is regarded in most cities as the most degrading thing that can be done to a girl. It is commonly done only to the lowest of pleasure slaves. Compared to it, fixing a ring in a girl's nose is regarded lightly. Indeed, among the Tuchuk's one of the Wagon Peoples of Gor, even free women wore nose rings. these matters are cultural, of course. "Yes,Master." she said. "Why?' I asked. "That I might be kept always a slave." she said. "I see," I said. A girl with pierced ears on Gor might well, for all practical purposes give up even the slimmest of hopes, should she entertain them, of freedom. What Gorean man, seeing a woman with pierced ears, could treat her as, or accept her as, anything but a slave? "Please,Master," she said "I will have it done in Schendi," I said. Usually a leather worker pierces ears. In Schendi there were many leather workers, usually engaged in the tooling of kailiauk hide, brought from the interior. Explorers of Gor, pages 92-93

" I see, pretty Alyena", I said, "you now wear earrings." "He did it to me," she said. "He pierced my ears with a saddle needle." I did not doubt it, in this out-of-the-way place. The operation, usually, of course, is performed by one of the leather workers. "He put them on me," she said. She lifted her head, and brushed one. I could see she was proud. "They are from the plunder," she said. "Earrings," I said to her, "by Gorean girls, are regarded as the ultimate degradation of a female, appropriate only in sensual slave girls, brazen, shameless wenches, pleased that men have forced them to wear them, and be beautiful." "Do free women on Gor not wear earrings?" asked Alyena. "Never," I said. "Only slave girls?" "Only the most degraded of slave girls," I said." Tribesmen of Gor, page 138

"Have her ears pierced. This would, in effect, guarantee that she would remain always only a slave on Gor. Gorean men find pierced ears, as do many men of Earth, stimulatory. To the Gorean such ear-piercing speaks blatantly of bondage. Penetration of a woman's flesh is publicly symbolized, in her very body; the wounds inflicted on her were intended and deliberate; and her body has now been prepared to bear, fastened in its very flesh, barbaric ornamentation. These things all speak to the Gorean of the female slave. Slave girls of course, once they have begun to learn their collars, and once they have begun to learn that they are truly slaves, and what it might mean, become very vain and proud over the piercing of their ears. They know that it makes them more attractive to men, and significantly so, and, too, they relish being able, with earrings, to make themselves even more beautiful and exciting. Slave girls tend to be very proud and happy in their sexuality. " Blood Brothers of Gor, page 48


Hair styles of Gor for slaves depends on the masters choice and desire. Most prefer it long and flowing, or wild and untamed.

Their hair, as is required by most masters, is usually somewhat long. There is more that can be done with long hair, both with respect to adding variety to the girl’s appearance and in the furs, than with short hair. Sometimes, the girl is even tied in her own hair. Most importantly, perhaps, long hair is beautiful on a girl, or surely, on many girls. Too, many masters enjoy unbinding it, before ordering the girl to the furs. Unbinding a girl’s hair, on Gor, incidentally, is culturally understood as being the act of one who owns her. Explorers of Gor, page 198

Animals do not dress their hair and slaves, generally, do not either. Beasts of Gor, page 193

Whereas a girl’s hair might be cropped, just as her head might be shaved, as a punishment, such a punishment would be quite unusual. After all, the master commonly delights in the long lovely hair of a slave. Indeed, in most cities, long hair is almost universal with salves. There are many things that can be done with such hair. Not only can it please the master by its beauty and feel, but it can serve to secure the slave, to gag her, and so on. Magicians of Gor, page 301

Long hair is enforced on most Gorean slaves by their masters. It is aestheticaly beautiful and much may be done with it. Too, as is well known among msters and slaves, its application, in the statement and pursuance of a slave's submission and service, can do much to enhance and deepen a master's pleasures; it is erotically useful. Too, in the absence of more customary restraints, such as, say, binding fiber or graceful, steel shackles, it may serve as a bond. Blood Brothers of Gor, page 245

Auburn hair is highly prized in the slave markets. I recalled the slave, Temione, now, as I understood it, a property of Borton, a courier for Artemidorus of Cos. Her hair was a marvelous auburn. Too, by now, it would have muchly grown out, after having been shaved off some months ago, for catapult cordage. Magicians of Gor, page 49

"I saw the pelts on a rack, outside the inn," I said. Her hair had been a beautiful auburn. That hair color is popular on Gor. It brings a high price in slave markets. Vagabonds of Gor, page 9

Perfume, Slave

Rich, heavy, normally musky perfumes, created so as to enflame the senses of a Man. Sometimes the perfumes are created especially for one particular slave.

"My head swam at the sudden intoxicating scent of a wild perfume." Tarnsman of Gor, page 134

A rich master will often have individual purfumes specially blended and matched to the slave nature of his various girls. All are slaves, completely, but each girl, collared, imbonded, is deliciously different. Some slave purfumes are right for some slaves, and others not. Tribesmen of Gor, page 230

"I smelled veminium oil, the petals of veminium, the "Desert Veminium," purplish, as opposed to the "Thentis Veminium," bluish,which flower grows at the edge of the Tahari, gathered in shallow baskets and carried to a still, are boiled in water. The vapor which boils off is condensed into oil. This oil is used to perfume water. This water is not drunk but is used in middle and upper-class homes to rinse the eating hand, before and after the evening meal. " Tribesman of Gor, page 50

Veil, Slave

A small veil, a mockery of a Freewoman's veil. Diaphonous, it covers the nose and mouth of the slave and is primarily used in the Tahari and for certain dances.

Angrily Alyena, the former Miss Priscilla Blake-Allen of Earth, took the tiny, triangular yellow veil, utterly diaphonous and held it before her face, covering the lower portion of her face. The veil was drawn back and she held it at her ears. The light silk was held across the bridge of her nose, where, beautifully, its porous, yellow sheen broke to the left and right. Her mouth, angry, was visible behind the veil. It, too, covered her chin. (and later) The slave veil is a mockery, in its way. It reveals as much as conceals, yet it adds a touch of subtlety, mystery; slave veils were made to be torn away, the lips of the master then crushing those of the slave. Tribesmen of Gor, pages 69-70

Slaves, incidentally, are commonly forbidden facial veiling. Their features are commonly kept naked, exposed fully to public view. In this way they may be looked upon by men, even casually, whenever and however they might be pleased to do so. That the EArth girl commonly thinks little of this exposure of her features, incidentally, is one of the many reasons that many Goreans think of her as a natural slave. For a Gorean girl that she is now, suddenly, no longer entitled to facial veiling, unless it pleases the master to grant it to her, is one of the most fearful and significatn aspects of her transition into bondage. Her features, in all their sensitivity and beauty, so intimate, personal and private to her, so revelatory of her deepest and most secret thoughts, feelings and emotions, are now exposed to public view, to be looked upon, and read, by whomsoever may be pleased to do so. Players of Gor, page 125

The slave veil is a mockery, in its way. It reveals as much as conceals, yet it adds a touch of subtlety, mystery; slave veils were made to be torn away, the lips of the master then crushing those of the slave. Tribesmen of Gor, pages 69-70


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