This vintage black nagoya obi
has interesting embroidery work!
A boy is flowing out from a vase - this motif has a story of first Qin Emperor in his boyhood. Story about this motif is like this - a long time ago in China, boys were playing around big and precious vase. One boy dropped in the vase, and they couldn't help him because the vase was too large for them. One boy ( who later became Shi Huangdi ) picked up a large rock, and threw it to the vase. Vase was broken, and water and drown boy flowed out, and he was helped.
Textile is black shusu silk, and has soft and smooth touch.
In the wrong side of the wide part, sparrow and bamboo are painted.
It has some flaws as photos show. We can not say it is in very good condition, but it is still very charming piece for its fantastic embroidery work.
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )