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This is the Garb Index - Welcome!

Conceived when I was first involved in recreating historical garb, and found I had no idea what those nice ladies on the mailing lists were talking about, I figured there were other people in the same boat, and I decided to write up some descriptions from what I had learnt.

This site is not supposed to be definitive of anything, but is intended to give introductory descriptions and point the reader off to the authoritative descriptions.

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