I have always been rather taken with the idea of a kind of cross between a loin cloth and a tool belt in this story - though if I'm correct in thinking that one of those tools is a saw then it seems kind of risky in many ways. The text says:
"There were quite a few of the folk in the big metal room and they were unclothed except for a harness-like outfit comprising a broad metallic belt from which hung suspended a great variety of tool, some homely and recognisable, like screwdrivers and hammers, and some which by no stretch of the imagination, could he guess their use. There were men and women amongst them, and some children and he noted that even the children wore the belt with tools."
I note that the artist has chosen to clothe the woman present in a little more than just a belt and it's not even entirely clear whether she actually has tools on her belt.
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