The Obashk is an elven marvel and the
techniques involved in its making is a secret kept to those
who craft it alone.
This overapparel is an enamelled fabric- made through a
mixture of craft and enchantement it is both a light armor
impervious to stick, stone and arrow - the back and shoulder
is reinforced incase of falls - and also is woven with wards
to protect young marsu from absorbing any magical energies
that might lead to oubaia
Tierza, a surcoat of sorts, is usually
woven of silks in family colours or patterns, often bright,
to assist in identifying yound marsupia from a distance.
The method in which both the tierzah and tselh are woven
is such that they readly shed moisture - speeding the drying
of young that might be caught in the rain or fall in a streamlet.
Zheru are arm wrappings that have, inside
been quilted with small light ceramic scales - a protective
forearm guard for younglings that are constantly playing
in harsh enviroments but also, as they grow older, increasingly
heavier zheru are worn to build up strength and endurance.
In the very young Zheru often end up being unravelled and
used in play (often a long suffering parent will later go
and untangle yards of this saffron ribbon from thorn bushes
that have been roped into a fort or a sibling that has been
'captured' and tied to a tree). It is a great pride for
any marsu child to be able to bind their own Zheru.
The zheru also play a part in supporting the marsu childs
wrists - their excessively long forearm, wrist and hand
bones being especially fragile in youth.