This glorious Fukuro obi
is by Heizo Tatsumura, one of the most famous obi weavers.
His name is woven inside the tare end.
Gorgeous 'shokkou-mon' (octagon and rectangle pattern) pattern is woven with glittering metallic coated threads all through the surface of the right side.
However, only about 60 % of it has the colors.
Textile is silk, and it's soft.
No stiff lining is inserted.
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.
As the photos and the sheet show, there are some snags and a faint folding line.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
*Approx background color - gold/silver
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )