This is a Hon Fukuro obi
with enchanting scenery of willows pattern, which is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
Gold foil threads included in fabric twinkle gently.
Textile is silk, and it has soft touch.
Length is 408cm(159.1in) , rather short for Fukuro Obi.
It is rather prominently discolored throughout.
Corner of Tare end are frayed.
Above Otaiko pattern is smudged, described as stains.
Stain A is a stain.
It has some other flaws, such as prominent folding lines, as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
Both edges are smudged in full length. (sorry no photos)
If you do not mind the small flaws mentioned, it can continue to be enjoyed.
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.