This is a Hon-Fukuro Obi with 'sarasa'(chintz) on picture plate pattern, which is woven on the vibrant background.
This item is woven by Kawashima Weaving Co.
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.
Tare end is roughly sewn and stitches are coming loose about 7.8in(20cm) there.
There is not folding lines and it seems to be untied one.
Wrinkles can be seen on both edges from Tare end to Tesaki end, although it's not mentioned on the sheet and picture. They may be a little bothering when tied.
Also, there are tiny snags.
Please check detail photos.
It has flaws, but we hope you enjoy tying this piece!
Please enjoy its alluring fashion! (*However, Tare end needs to be sewn.)
*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.