Shunamir clothing is often colorful patterns representing the wearer's individual clan and position. Shunamir clothing on Hush was not as readily found amongst the populous, except when utility and tradition demanded, until approximately 300 earth years ago. During the vanduul occupation and the War of the Elevens, clothing became a way to take back their dignity from the Vanduul. And during the following civil war the habit of showing pride in their side by clothing in similar colors became commonplace. Its popularity may also be due to the growing number of mir's hiding in the general population.

Quite often a outfits under lining is made from the Siki flower. This silk like material breathes well and allows shunamir fur to slip easily with movement.