This is a vintage Maru obi
with dainty 'sakura'(cherry blossom), 'matsu'(pine tree) and tea house pattern, which is dyed.
Tare, otaiko and maegara( front patterned part) parts are embroidered with glossy threads in places.
Both sides have otaiko and maegara(front patterned part) pattern, but the design of otaiko is upside down for hikinuki tying.
Textile is rinzu silk and has soft and glossy touch.
There are yellowish discolorations in the background, because of its old age.
It has rather prominent smudges in both ends.
There are other flaws such as prominent stains (C) in the wrong side of maegara.
Please check detail photos.
We're difficult to say, whether it's wearable or not, but it really has a graceful vintage design!
We'd like you to enjoy this piece!
*Approx background color - ivory
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft,□ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )