This is a black shusu nagoya obi.
Unique karako Shojo
motif is embroidered elaborately.
Other pars are painted with gold and silver pigment(pente).
Textile is soft and smooth shusu silk.
Tare part is lined with yellow jinken(rayon) fabric.
Maegara(front patterned part) is in the both sides, but one side is not added embrodiery ( (B) - it is dyed with gray ).
The patinas in the otaiko (the fifth flaw photo) are rather prominent.
Cracks are on the pigment and they are not disturbing. (such as the cracks in the otaiko part (A))
Please check other flaws photo.
*Tare part 11.8 in ( 30 cm) x 45.7 in ( 116 cm)
Belt part 5.9 in ( 15 cm) x 88.2 in ( 224 cm)
*Basting stitches remain.
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, □ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )