This is a Hon-Fukuro Obi with 'botan' (peony), 'kiku'(chrysanthemum), 'kikko ' (tortoise shell) and 'matsu'(pine tree) on circle pattern, which are woven by Kawashima Weaving Co.
Gold foil threads woven on the background and pattern make this piece more gorgeous.
Textile is exquisite soft silk.
You can see the three lines and 'gunpai'(referee's fan) mark on the tare end, which are the evidence of Kawashima's obi.
Slight small patinas can be seen on white color parts. (However, they are not prominent.)
Also, there are a couple of flaws such as a folding line.
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its glamorous fashion!
*Kawashima Textiles Co.*
In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi
is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.