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[[File:Drazenka Kimpel TokarIIII.jpg|thumb|400px|Queen [[Daenerys Targaryen]] in a ''tokar'' - by Drazenka Kimpel © Fantasy Flight Games]]
A '''''Tokar''''' is a long, loose shapeless sheet that is worn in [[Ghis]]cari cities by the wealthy.  
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A '''''tokar''''' is a long, loose shapeless sheet that is worn in [[Ghiscari]] cities by the wealthy. In [[Astapor]], only the freeborn are allowed to wear ''tokars''.{{ref|ASOS|27}}
==About==
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It must be wound around hips and under an arm and over a shoulder to keep it on. It is wrapped this way to carefully display the dangling fringes which are usually adorned with some decoration.  
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==Description==
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The ''tokar'' must be wound around hips and under an arm and over a shoulder to keep it on. It is wrapped this way to carefully display the dangling fringes which are usually adorned with some decoration to signify the wearer's status.{{ref|ASOS|27}}
  
 
If wound too loose, the ''tokar'' might unravel and fall off. If it is wound too tight, it might tangle and trip the wearer. Even if wound properly the wearer must hold the ''tokar'' in place with their left hand and walking requires small steps and great balance to prevent tripping and falling.{{ref|adwd|2}}
 
If wound too loose, the ''tokar'' might unravel and fall off. If it is wound too tight, it might tangle and trip the wearer. Even if wound properly the wearer must hold the ''tokar'' in place with their left hand and walking requires small steps and great balance to prevent tripping and falling.{{ref|adwd|2}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
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===''A Storm of Swords''===
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During the [[fall of Astapor]], [[Daenerys Targaryen]] orders her [[Unsullied]] to slay every man wearing a ''tokar'' or holding a whip. Many [[Good Masters]] trip over their garments while trying to flee.{{ref|ASOS|27}}
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[[Drogon]] sets ablaze the ''tokar'' of [[Grazdan mo Eraz]].{{ref|ASOS|42}}
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
Daenerys wanted to ban the ''tokar'' when she took [[Meereen]] but her advisors convinced her otherwise. [[Galazza Galare]] warned her that the Mother of Dragons must don the ''tokar'' or be forever hated. The Green Grace explained that dressed in a foreign outfit she would forever remain a stranger amongst the Meereeneese - a barbarian conqueror.  [[Brown Ben Plumm]] put it more succinctly to Dany:
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Daenerys wants to ban the ''tokar'' after her successful [[siege of Meereen]], but her advisors convince her otherwise. [[Galazza Galare]] explains she must wear the attire of the Meereenese if she wants to be accepted as their ruler.{{ref|ADWD|2}} [[Viserion]] burns the ''tokar'' of [[Reznak mo Reznak]].{{ref|ADWD|2}}
{{Quote|Man wants to be the king o' the rabbits, he best wear a pair o' floppy ears.}}
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==Styles==
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Known styles include:
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*sea-green silk with a gold fringe, owned by [[Kraznys mo Nakloz]]{{ref|ASOS|23}}
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*red silk{{ref|ASOS|23}}
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*silver fringe{{ref|ASOS|27}}
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*gold fringe{{ref|ASOS|27}}
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*white pearl fringe, ownedby [[Grazdan mo Ullhor]]{{ref|ASOS|27}}
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*plain fringe{{ref|ASOS|27}}
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*golden [[Myr]]ish lace fringe, owned by [[Grazdan mo Eraz]]{{ref|ASOS|42}}
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*sheer white linen with a fringe of golden tassels, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|2}}
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*maroon silk with a golden fringe, owned by [[Reznak mo Reznak]]{{ref|ADWD|2}}
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*purple with an amethyst and pearl fringe, owned by [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]]{{ref|ADWD|2}}
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*grey with a silver fringe, owned by the son of a [[Great Master]]{{ref|ADWD|2}}
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*violet silk with a gold fringe, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|11}}
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*yellow silk tokar with a golden fringe, owned by [[Yezzan zo Qaggaz]]{{ref|ADWD|26}}
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*green silk with a Myrish lace fringe, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|36}}
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*blue, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|36}}
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*white silk with a baby pearl fringe, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|36}}
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*burgundy, with a golden stripe and a fringe of golden beads, owned by [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]]{{ref|ADWD|36}}
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*maroon samite with a golden fringe, owned by [[Reznak mo Reznak]]{{ref|ADWD|43}}
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*violet, owned by [[Zahrina]]{{ref|ADWD|47}}
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*green and gold stripes, owned by a [[Wise Master]]{{ref|ADWD|47}}
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*blue with a fringe of tiger's eyes, owned by a [[Wise Master]]{{ref|ADWD|47}}
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*vermillion, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|50}}
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*yellow silk with pearls, owned by [[Daenerys Targaryen]]{{ref|ADWD|52}}
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*purple, owned by the [[House of Loraq]]{{ref|ADWD|52}}
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*indigo, owned by the [[House of Loraq]]{{ref|ADWD|52}}
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*lilac, owned by the [[House of Loraq]]{{ref|ADWD|52}}
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*pink and white stripes, owned by the [[House of Pahl]]{{ref|ADWD|52}}
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*blue and gold{{ref|ADWD|59}}
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*maroon silk with a gold fringe, owned by a [[Wise Master]]{{ref|ADWD|59}}
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*teal and orange stripes, owned by a [[Wise Master]]{{ref|ADWD|59}}
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*dark red with a fringe of tiny golden skulls, owned by [[Zahrina]]{{ref|ADWD|60}}
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*green{{ref|ADWD|71}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|The '''tokar''' was a '''master's''' garment, a sign of wealth and power.{{ref|adwd|2}}}}
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{{Quote|It was not a garment meant for any man who had to work. The tokar was a master's garment, a sign of wealth and power.{{ref|adwd|2}}|[[Daenerys Targaryen]]'s thoughts}}
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{{quote|Man wants to be the king o' the rabbits, he best wear a pair o' floppy ears.{{ref|ADWD|2}}|[[Ben Plumm]] to [[Daenerys Targaryen]]}}
  
{{Quote|The bidders sat on wooden benches sipping fruit drinks. A few were being fanned by slaves. Many wore '''tokars''', that peculiar garment beloved by the old blood of [[Slaver's Bay]], as elegant as it was impractical.{{Ref|ADWD|47}}}} - [[Tyrion Lannister]]'s thoughts on the auction block
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{{Quote|The bidders sat on wooden benches sipping fruit drinks. A few were being fanned by [[slaves]]. Many wore tokars, that peculiar garment beloved by the old blood of [[Slaver's Bay]], as elegant as it was impractical.{{Ref|ADWD|47}}|[[Tyrion Lannister]]'s thoughts on the auction block}}
  
==References and Notes==
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 04:52, 7 February 2019

Queen Daenerys Targaryen in a tokar - by Drazenka Kimpel © Fantasy Flight Games

A tokar is a long, loose shapeless sheet that is worn in Ghiscari cities by the wealthy. In Astapor, only the freeborn are allowed to wear tokars.[1]

Description

The tokar must be wound around hips and under an arm and over a shoulder to keep it on. It is wrapped this way to carefully display the dangling fringes which are usually adorned with some decoration to signify the wearer's status.[1]

If wound too loose, the tokar might unravel and fall off. If it is wound too tight, it might tangle and trip the wearer. Even if wound properly the wearer must hold the tokar in place with their left hand and walking requires small steps and great balance to prevent tripping and falling.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

During the fall of Astapor, Daenerys Targaryen orders her Unsullied to slay every man wearing a tokar or holding a whip. Many Good Masters trip over their garments while trying to flee.[1]

Drogon sets ablaze the tokar of Grazdan mo Eraz.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Daenerys wants to ban the tokar after her successful siege of Meereen, but her advisors convince her otherwise. Galazza Galare explains she must wear the attire of the Meereenese if she wants to be accepted as their ruler.[2] Viserion burns the tokar of Reznak mo Reznak.[2]

Styles

Known styles include:

Quotes

It was not a garment meant for any man who had to work. The tokar was a master's garment, a sign of wealth and power.[2]

Daenerys Targaryen's thoughts

Man wants to be the king o' the rabbits, he best wear a pair o' floppy ears.[2]

The bidders sat on wooden benches sipping fruit drinks. A few were being fanned by slaves. Many wore tokars, that peculiar garment beloved by the old blood of Slaver's Bay, as elegant as it was impractical.[9]

Tyrion Lannister's thoughts on the auction block

References