This is a glamorous vintage Maru obi
with flower and phoenix
with 'Hagi'(bush clover) on lattice pattern, which is woven.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There are kaikiri lines on both ends, it can be tied also in Hikinuki style.
It seems like the original owner of this obi enjoyed many different styles of tying.
So that there are folding lines from the tare to the tesaki end.
It has patinas on its base by ages.
Although not indicated on the figure, slight discoloration can be seen.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws as it is old, please enjoy this elegant design from Japanese classical motif.