This is a vintage Hon Fukuro obi
with vibrant 'botan'(peony) pattern, which is woven colorfully on vivid red base color by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
Gold and silver foil threads included in fabric and the pattern twinkle gently.
Length is 410cm (13'5"in), rather short of Fukuro Obi.
Both ends are open, and there is no lining inside.
Pattern is slightly discolored.
It must have used to tie a fancy bow as there are folding lines throughout the item.
It has some snags.
It is smudge along the folding lines and stains.
Please see photos for details.
Although it seems well worn, it still is a very charming daily garment to wear!
We would like you to enjoy its dynamic design.
The first generation Heizo Tatsumura is known for an authority of reconstruction of ancient fragment, and he raised his work created by the collection of the skill of the texture to the level of the art textile.
There are three weaving factories, 'Tatsumura Art Textile', 'Tatsumura Textile', and 'Koho Tatsumura', inherited from the first Heizo.
They continue to research for the ancient fragment and inherited the tradition of weaving art creation based on it.
They have been producing original arts which are universally recognized.