This fabulous Fukuro obi
has a beautiful garden with flowers, misu(bamboo curtain),and Heian noble people pattern, which is dyed.
Its delicate dyeing style on the soft gradation background gives it marvelous three dimensional look.
'Raden'(design in mother-of-pearl inlay) foils are used on the book on the otaiko(square bow) to add extra elegance to it.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Thin lining is added inside.
The length is 450cm(14.7ft), it is considerably long.
Folding lines remain, but not disturbing.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
This is a perfect obi for ceremonial occasions.