This is a refined Tsume tsuzure Nagoya obi
with a bamboo motif, which is elaborately woven.
Its design with plenty of un-patterned space allows it to be matched with many different kimonos.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), Maegara will show.
One threads by one threads, it was woven elaborately with nails, and it had to be taken incredibly long time to be completed. It has special kind of comfortable and rather thick touch of Tsume tsuzure
It is made by Yoshio Imai, a famous traditional industrial artist.
It doesn't have a sense of use such as folding line.
It has 2 small and slight stains on blank part between otaiko and maegara( front patterned part), although they are not disturbing for wearing.
Please check detail photos.
*It is in the wooden box, but we will send only the item for shipping cost reduction. Its weight is 1.93kg (4.3lb) with the box.
*Approx background color - greenish gray HTML code ( D6DDE4)