The Polpethtiran traders are easy to like, although their silence and hand gestures can be disconcerting. Burlon speaks well of them. I gather that we do not trade with them, but he says that they frequently purchase items from us — fruit and vegetables, mostly, and occasionally pottery. The goods the Polpethtira bring to Tradepoint are all one sort of griimoni or another, and we have no use for their machines.
Still, they are gentle people, and the baskets they weave, as well as the delicate patterns they paint on their bodies, is proof enough that there is more to them than just their machines.