This is a casual Tsume-Tsuzure Nagoya obi
with a design of 'onagadori'(long tail bird) and 'peony' (botan), which is woven on the greenish ivory background.
Its colorful design looks lovely 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 thick silk and has rather crisp touch.
The obi has one side patterned at the front part when it is tied.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
It is sewn as "matsuba-shitate" (open Nagoya obi
with tightly folded end of belt part).
Threads come out on the design, but they are tiny and seem not to be disturbing, when tied. (*It is indicated as snag on the figure.)
Please cut them, if you're concerned them. Maybe, there is not problem, although we can't guarantee.
It has several other flaws such as a stain near of otaiko (*the 1st flaw photo) and slight patinas on Tesaki (*the 6th flaw photo).
Please check detail photos.
However, they are not disturbing for tying.
This graceful classical piece will add extra elegance to your kimono outfit for sure.
*There are color spotting in the photos.
The real color is solid greenish ivory.