This Fukuro obi
is by Tatsumura, one of the most famous obi weavers.
It has unique grape arabesque and bird pattern, which is woven.
Its pattern and color are very distinctive and attractive.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Tare end is opened, and it does not have a stiff lining inside.
Foil threads on hem of otaiko have prominent discolorations. (the 1st flaw photo) (*the flaw is indicated as fray on the figure)
There are other couple of flaws such as snags.
Please check detail photos.
If these flaws do not bother you, the obi can be tied at formal occasions.
Enjoy its high-impact design!
*To complete as a wearable obi, additional $50-$60 is needed.
*Approx background color - black/silver