This is an elegant Fukuro obi
with 'mukai-dori'(pair birds), 'housouge'(large karabana flower) and 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) on 'kiredori'(overlapping fabric scraps) pattern, which are woven.
'Kushiori' (comb weaving)-like design can be seen on the background partly.
Its gorgeous, yet sophisticated design with splendid gold foil threads is suitable to tie at formal occasions.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has smudges on edges overall, although it's not mentioned on the sheet and picture.
Stains (A) can be hidden, when tied.
There are stains on maegara( front patterned part). (the 3rd flaw photo)
If you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), the stains show.
However, if you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), they are not seen.
There are other flaws such as wrinkles on Tare and Tesaki ends and smudges on folding lines.
Please check detail photos.
However, we hope you enjoy tying this piece!
Please enjoy this graceful design from Japanese classical motif.