This is a Hon-Fukuro Obi by Kawashima Weaving Co.
It has a medieval noble people pattern, which is woven.
Urushi foils on the pattern are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
You can see the three lines and 'gunpai'(referee's fan) mark on the tare end, which are the evidence of Kawashima's obi.
It has a folding line, although it is not disturbing for tying.
Please check detail photos.
We hope you enjoy this alluring piece!
Please enjoy its sophisticated 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.