Using a cultural gesture that was about heritage (not dirty subjects), Ruth asked for Boaz’s hand in marriage. You see, Boaz marrying Ruth would restore everything the family had lost when they moved. Our boy gladly accepted, but admitted that there was another relative more eligible by law, so they had to ask him first. The dude was asked and he declined the offer. What utterly random object did he hand Boaz as a sign of refusal?