This is an gorgeous vintage Maru obi
with a design of phoenix
on the 'hanabishi-kikko'(flower-diamond in tortoise shell), which are dynamically woven.
Pattern is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
With shiny golden foiled threads and colorful threads against the ivory background twinkles with gorgeousness.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Some of the threads are becoming loose(A) about 11cm(4in) at the edge.
Although not indicated, it has a bit of sense of use with tiny folding lines.
There are some other flaws such as stains and snags.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Please enjoy this elegant design from Japanese classical motif.