This is a deep purple vintage Nagoya obi
with a design of bird on branch, which is embroidered.
Its plump embroidered design of unique faced bird is very impressive!
Textile is shusu and has soft and glossy touch.
Wrong side of otaiko has a seam. It has rinzu 'shippou-tsunagi'(jointed four circles) and flower on check pattern. (*It is not indicated on the figure.)
The obi has one side patterned at the front part when it is tied.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
Rather prominent discolorations can be seen on patterned part and base color.
It has slight frays on tare part. (the 2nd flaw photo)
There are other couple of flaws.
Please check detail photos.
It has flaws like this, but it still can be tied as a vintage obi!
Please enjoy its distinctive and retro fashion!