Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types
Ruth 3:9 (c) The action mentioned here probably refers to the sealing of a friendship which was based on relationship. It is an indication that he was accepting her as her near kinsman, and therefore would be her protector. (See also Ezekiel 16:8).
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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Skirt'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/s/skirt.html. 1957.