How many laborious hours had been added to make this elaborate piece...?
This is an marvelous zentsu(fully patterned) Fukuro obi
with classical motifs of flower and bird, which are delicately embroidered with skillful technique.
The technique is called Shazashi.
Beautiful patterns are designed on both sides.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
As the flaw(A) on the figure, threads have been wiggled along the creases.
If it's tied strong enough, it might be stretched.
It does not have any other conspicuous flaws and is in very good condition.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Fantastic design with skillful technique add gentle atmosphere in elegance.