This is a vintage Tsume-Tsuzure Maru obi
with a design of 'minokasa' (sedge hat), 'kiri'(paulownia), coral and 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China), which is woven.
Wrong side has a design of mallet, 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) and scroll, which is woven.
Gold foil threads and silver foil threads are gorgeously shining on the pale base color.
One threads by one threads, it was woven elaborately with nails, and it had to be taken incredibly long time to be completed.
Textile is rather thick silk and has rather crisp touch.
Both sides are 'rokutsu'(approx 60% of the both sides are patterned).
It has frays on Tare and Tesaki corners, although it's not mentioned on the sheet and picture.
Discoloration, due to its old age can be seen overall. (the 6th flaw photo)
There are other lots of flaws such as rather large yellowish stains, folding lines and smudges on the lines.
Please check detail photos.
It seems not to be suitable to tie, but we hope you enjoy this attractive vintage design!