This is a vintage nagoya obi
with charming kiku (chrysanthemum) pattern neatly embroidered between the beautiful orange gradation along the side edges.
The Chinese characters of kinkoma embroidery, 'Hana no Utage' means the feast of flowers.
Textile is rinzu, silk with damask effect, and it's soft.
Discoloration and patinas from age is spread over the ivory base and the light colored places of the pattern.
The reddish stain A can be hidden when tied.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
The patinas and discoloration are rather disturbing.
However, this beautiful design can still make an appealing outfit with your favorite vintage kimono.
*Tare part 11.8 in ( 30 cm) x 45.3 in ( 115 cm)
Belt part 5.9 in ( 15 cm) x 85.4 in ( 217 cm)
*Approx background color - ivory + HTML code (f6753d)
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )