This is a striking vintage Maru obi
with dragon, kiku(chrysanthemum), and botan(peony) in diamond shape pattern, which are woven with classic atmosphere.
Gold foiled threads against the black background gently shine with elegance.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Pattern is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
Besides folding lines, frays and smudges can be seen.
Especially those around otaiko(square bow) are prominent.
There are some other flaws such as stains.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
It's difficult to determine if this is wearable or not, but please enjoy the classical taste of Japanese vintage via this item.