This is a vintage Maru obi
with 'botan' (peony) and 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) on 'tatewaku'(waving line) pattern, which are woven.
Gold and silver foil threads woven on the pattern are elegantly shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The Otaiko pattern is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
Discoloration and tiny patinas by ages can be seen overall, but they are not so bothering. (the 4th flaw photo)
There are a couple of other flaws.
Please check detail photos.
It has flaws, but we hope you enjoy tying this piece!
Please enjoy its retro design of vintage!