"Vurt was just lying around waiting for us to find it." (Tom Dove, "Pollen")
It is unknown how the Vurt was created. Miss Hobart is its discoverer and maintainer, who must stay asleep to ensure the Vurt's existence.
Vurt is a shared hallucinatory objective reality. Vurt is another level of being. One enters this world by using colour-coded feathers.
Vurt is made from the dream snake mist. A dream-snake is placed in the glass tank to produce shimmy mist. The shimmiographer (the editor) watches the dream through viewer and cuts out illegal or unwanted bits by hitting the dream snake on the head with a small ball hammer. The hammer head is covered with sap made from snakeweed. The coloured smoke is mixed in layers, then coated onto feathers stuck into the deck.