The Gorean (Gor) Garments and Clothing
"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. Under Targo's direction the girls, happily, cut and stitched their own camisks. The camisk, I am told, normally falls to the knees, but Targo made us cut ours considerably shorter. I made mine poorly. I had never learned to sew. Targo was not satisfied with its length, and he made me shorten it still more. Mine was then no longer than Lana's, or the other girls'! But I remembered my beating. I did not wish another. I feared the straps terribly. And so I was dressed as they. The camisk, I am told, was at one time commonly belted with a chain. However, most of the camisks that I have personally seen, and those we were given, were belted with black or brown binding fiber; sometimes, instead, a long, thin strap of leather, "binding leather," is used.
Our camisks were brown, which is a common color. Camisks may, however, be in a variety of colors, and the binding fiber, or leather, may be of matching or contrasting color."
--Captive of Gor, pages 62-63
"I wondered why Targo permitted us camisks. I think there were probably two reasons. The first is that the camisk, in its way, is an incredibly attractive garment. It displays the girl, beautifully, provocatively. Moreover, it proclaims her slave, and begs to be torn away by the hand of a master. Men thrill to see a girl in a camisk. Secondly, I think Targo gave us camisks to make us even more his slaves. We desperately wanted to have something to cover ourselves, be it only a narrow, shameful camisk. That he might take it away if irritated, or dissatisfied with us, made us that the more eager to please him. None of us wished to be unclothed among others clothed, that we, nude, might seem more the slave than they."
--Captive of Gor, pages 63-64
"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.”
Outlaw of Gor, page 102
"I saw the other girls some thirty yards away, in camisks, the cheapest of slave garments, laughing and talking to one another, disporting themselves as pleasurably as free maidens might have." --Outlaw of Gor, page 151
"There are few garments which, in their cunning balance of concealment and exposure, better impress upon a woman, and on all who gaze upon her, her bondage, than the common camisk. It is usually short, though seldom as short as a slave tunic or Ta-Teera, and it is always open on both sides, save where snugged at the waist, this emphasizing her figure; in it, her embonded beauty is well manifested, from her shoulders and waist, downward delightfully, though to her flanks, and calves."
--Guardsman of Gor, page 104