This is a vintage Maru obi
with elephant, people and flower pattern maybe from circus, which is woven.
It has oriental feeling.
Its vibrant hue is impressive.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Its length is rather short. 388cm(12'8")
The Otaiko part is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
Lining is not added inside.
The tare end is slightly open maybe to conform the stamp of the designer's signature.
The stains on otaiko(square bow) will be noticeable when tied.(refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
Although not shown on the photo and the sheet, it has discoloration overall.
It has some other flaws.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable, because the fabric has no enough strength to tie.
Please enjoy its retro and cute design.