A hathay being pulled by slaves.

"The drivers of the hathays, the carts pulled by the small elephants of Volantis, are marked with wheels."

A hathay is a cart commonly used in the Free City of Volantis. It is pulled by a dwarf elephants and driven by slaves whose faces are marked with tattoos of wheels.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, hathays are similar to a Westerosi oxcart, though they are far more ornate. They are frequently used by persons of quality, as travelling by foot is known to taint visitors in the eyes of the Volantenes and foreign born captains alike.

Each hathay has two huge iron-rimmed wooden wheels and a cushioned bench for passengers. The slaves that drive them tend to be naked except for a breechclout and a pair of sandals.

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