This is a vintage Maru obi
with 'kikko ' (tortoise shell) and 'ume'(Japanese plum) patterns, which are woven.
With its soft delicate hue, it gives extra impression.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Its length is rather short. 408cm=13'4"
This is in two ways item since it has kaikiri lines(end mark line) on the both sides.
Slight folding lines are remained from Tesaki to between star and circle mark of the figure, although it's not mentioned on the sheet and picture.
Patinas can be seen overall, but they are slight and seem not to be prominent when tied.
There are other couple of flaws such as weaving flaws.
Please check detail photos.
It seems not to have enough strength to tie.
However, we hope you enjoy this retro design of vintage!