This is a vintage Maru obi
with 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and phoenix
pattern, which is woven.
The pattern woven with gold foil threads on the blue background give elegant impression.
Textile is silk and jinken(rayon) blend and has soft touch.
The pattern is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
Its length is rather short. 384cm(12'5")
Corners of Tare end and Tesaki are frayed.
It has smudges on both edges throughout.
There are many tiny snags.
It has some other flaws such as frays and rather prominent folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
It doesn't have enough strength to tie due to its age.
Please enjoy its impressive design!