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I seem to recall a footnote, conversation, random factoid that a Wookiee (perhaps Chewie or Big Z from KOTOR) has a belt, piece of clothing, or bandoleer made of web/silk from a spider or worm on Kashyyyk.

I've looked everywhere and can't find any reference to such a thing. It's driving me mad!

Does anyone know of any such item in Star Wars lore belonging to a main character Wookiee?

  • Could it have been from a game? Often times games have that kind of stuff thrown into random pick-ups. – user31178 Dec 30 '15 at 15:57
  • It may have been from KOTOR, for sure. – JMD Dec 30 '15 at 15:58
  • In the version of KOTOR I played (the iPad version), Big Z wears suspenders and a belt for no apparent reason (belts and suspenders are generally worn in order to keep pants from falling down, but Big Z doesn't wear pants). However, I have never seen any information in the game (or elsewhere) about where these accessories came from, or what they are made of. Of course, Zaalbar is notoriously tight-lipped, and even after you help him liberate Kashyyk, he doesn't say much about his planet, his customs, his childhood, or his useless suspender-belt combo. – Wad Cheber Dec 30 '15 at 18:50
  • He doesn't talk about much of anything before Kashyyk is liberated, and even during/after the liberation, he only talks about his fight with Chuundar, his exile, Bacca's Blade, Wookiee conceptions of honor, and his life debt to you. – Wad Cheber Dec 30 '15 at 18:53
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According to Wookieepedia, many Wookiees wear silk belts.

Around the age of twelve, the males would perform an initiation ritual that made them enter young adulthood. In most parts of Kashyyyk, incumbents to the coming-of-age ritual had to gather silk fibers from the center of a carnivorous syren plant.

and

As a rite of passage, many young Wookiees would attempt to harvest the plant's syren fibers at the Well of the Dead. A young Wookiee would bring a few stronger friends to hold the powerful petals in place while the he attempted to harvest the fibers as quickly as possible, which he would then wear as a symbol of virility and bravery.

For example, here's Chewbacca's nephew Lowbacca sporting his stylish silk belt:

Web belt.

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    Och... simultaneous answers. Hate when that happens. – FuzzyBoots Dec 30 '15 at 16:06
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    This one came in one minute sooner and with more info. You were both so helpful though! Both get upvotes. – JMD Dec 30 '15 at 16:23
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It's not a worm, but there's this bit from Wookiepedia:

Around the age of twelve, the males would perform an initiation ritual that made them enter young adulthood. In most parts of Kashyyyk, incumbents to the coming-of-age ritual had to gather silk fibers from the center of a carnivorous syren plant.

The source is apparently Secrets of Kashyyyk.

According to the syren plant entry, Lowbacca wears a belt from the those fibers.

Lowbacca

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