This vintage Maru obi
has design of crane, fan, phoenix
and 'kiku'(chrysanthemum), which are flamboyantly woven.
Colorful woven design makes great contrast with a sedate ivory ground.
Textile is tsuzure silk, and has medium touch.
It has discolorations and patinas all over due to its age.
There is a small stain (A) on tare part, but it is not so prominent. (the 1st photo on flaws)
It has some other stains and the reddish one on maegara part is prominent due to its light ground color.
Please check photos and a figure for details.
It may be wearable if you use the other side of maegera part.
Enjoy vibrant design which is unique to vintage items!
*Approx background color - ivory
Softness ( Exceptionally Soft, Soft, □Medium, Comparatively Stiff, Stiff )