This is a vintage Maru obi
with classy fuji 'wisteria'-like flowers pattern, which is woven.
Gold and silver foil threads included in fabric and the pattern twinkle elegantly.
Textile is silk, and it has soft touch.
Pattern is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
Both edges and folding lines are smudged and threads along are frayed and missing along.
It has patinas and discoloration due to its old age.
It has some other flaws as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
Because the fabric is weakened and fragile, it is no longer suitable for wearing.
It must be an amazing handicraft material!