How many laborious hours had been added to make this elaborate piece...?
This is an marvelous zentsu(fully patterned) Fukuro obi
with classical motifs of 'Karabana' (imaginary flower in China), phoenix
and 'Housouge'(imaginary Chinese flower), which are delicately embroidered with skillful technique.
The technique is called Shazashi.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has thread scuffs by fray overall.
It also has relatively prominent folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
Fantastic design with skillful technique add gentle atmosphere in elegance.