Deep in the heart of the jungle, in the alcoves and hollows of a soaring
Hometree, is the habitat of my clan, the Omaticaya, a friendly and highly
spiritual people. Hometree is an individual tree that grows as a mighty
structure. For the Omaticaya clan, our home is an ever-present symbol of
the strength in community. The Omaticaya excellent weavers; their intricate
patterns create some of the most sophisticated fabrics and structures in all
the land. The unbreakable focus and dexterity of the Omaticaya at the loom
makes this one of the most mesmerizing sights to be seen on Pandora. They weave
the joy of working with the loom into every piece they make.
As such, the Omaticaya take a more simplified approach to dress than other
clans and typically bare more skin. This giving of flesh symbolizes their open,
pure, and giving spirit towards Eywa. A main piece of dress is the tweng
(loincloth). It helps distinguish the various families within the greater
Omaticaya clan. Members of the same kin wear specific color combinations, woven
patterns, and decorative accents with pride, some of which can be traced back
to ancient ancestors.
Here, among my people, is where the first sacred object in the prophecy
was made; it represents our totem animal, the Great Leonopteryx. The Leonopteryx is
also known as the Toruk, which roughly translates as “the last shadow”. When
stalking a prey, the Toruk casts a massive shadow that blankets the landscape.
It's shadow may well be the thing you will see before your spirit joins with
Eywa and your ancestors.