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OB
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We don’t have the detail of the Welsh Sumptuary Laws but they were probably very like the Irish ones.

In Ireland we are told slaves wore one colour, free farmers two, with the aristocracy and learned classes wearing up to six colours depending on status. 

Nothing to stop anyone wearing different shades of the same colour.

The idea was that you could see who and what you were dealing with before speaking to them.  Quite an important advantage where the law of Sarhad (insult) was in operation.  The greater the status of the individual the more it cost to insult them.

OB
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