This is an marvelous tsume-tsuzure Nagoya obi
with cloud and circle motifs, which is woven elaborately with Tsume tsuzure
Flowers, crane and 'katawaguruma'( wheels of royal cart, which are stored in the stream to avoid drying ) are woven in it.
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 stiff touch of Tsume tsuzure
Maegara(front patterned part) is in one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
It has slight discoloration partly, which is not disturbing for wearing.
It's still tie-able enough with very good condition.
This eye-catching piece will brighten up your kimono outfit for sure.