This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Raiment. A contraction of arrayment. That in which a person is clad, or arrayed; clothing; vesture; dress; garb; costume; habiliments; attire; array; garments.