This is a fabulous black Fukuro obi
made by the most famous obi weaver Heizo Tatsumura.
This piece has incredibly elegant iris pattern, which is woven colorfully. Shiny yarns are blended in the pattern, which is the feature of his obi.
There is another 'otaiko'(square bow) pattern in between 'otaiko' and 'taresaki'(end of wide part) which will be seen inside of 'otaiko' when you tie it. It is so called "Ura-Taiko" (wrong side taiko). It makes this obi very luxurious which can be seen just a little bit. It is the obi which is outstanding from regular 'otaiko' pattern obi.
Textile is transparent sha silk, and has very soft and comfortable touch.
It is for hitoe seasons and summer.
It has some flaws as photos show, but they are slight or small and not disturbing. As a whole it is in very good condition and can be worn formally.
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )