This is a Tsume tsuzure Nagoya obi
with shikishi 'square papers' and clouds pattern, which is woven.
'shou-chiku-bai'( pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom) and treasures are designed on shikishi 'square papers' .
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 medium touch of Tsume tsuzure
Maegara is only on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
There are folding lines throughout the item. (only shown til maegara on photos)
It has some other flaws, such as prominent discoloration on both edges, as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
There is a slight line of uneven spot of weaving at about 10cm(3.9in) below the Otaiko pattern, which may not be shown when worn. (sorry no photos)
It is rather well worn, but overall it is in very good condition and can still be worn.
We would like you to enjoy this fashinable obi.