This nagoya obi
has exceptionally gorgeous 'kaioke' (a hexagonal container to store clam shells, which are used ancient shell matching game - 'kaiawase') pattern, which is elaborately embroidered.
Its embroidery work is incredibly fine and gorgeous!
Textile is silk and gorgeous gold, silver and black check pattern, which is woven.
It is well worn, and there are tears in the end of tare part (near the tesaki end) and tears in the tare end.
It has some other flaws as photos show.
It can not be worn, but it is still valuable for its embroidery work!
*Tare part 12.6 in ( 32 cm) x 42.1 in ( 107 cm)
Belt part 6.3 in ( 16 cm) x 86.6 in ( 220 cm)
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft,□ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )