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.
The foiled threads included in fabric and the pattern twinkle gently.
The pattern is designed up side down to be tied with hikinuki knot style.
Textile is exquisite slightly transparent silk and has soft touch.
It is suitable to tie in summer and hitoe(not lined) season.
There is woven designer's name, 'Heizo Tatsumura' on the tare end.
The threads are missing in places.
(indicated as snags on the sheet)
It has some other flaws such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it still is a very graceful piece.
We would like you to enjoy its impressive 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.