This is a Fukuro obi
with exotic purple 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) and phoenix
pattern, which is woven.
The beautiful purple color of the pattern is named Teio-Murasaki, emperor's purple.
Its dyestuff is from secretion of a snail and very valuable.
Gold foils are woven and it makes this piece more gorgeous!
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft and smooth touch.
It has a bit of sense of use such as folding lines, but as a whole, it is in very good condition!
It can still be tied.
Please check detail photos.
*Approx background color - black
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft,□ Soft, Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )