This is a vintage Maru obi
with 'tsuzumi'(Japanese drum), Gunbai (military leader's fan), scroll book and container pattern, which is woven with 'karaori'(woven thickly in Chinese style) technique.
The pattern is woven as relief on the thin fabric.
The woven gold foiled threads elegantly shine.
Textile is exquisite soft silk.
There are kaikiri lines(end mark line) on the both ends.
So that, it can be tied with hikinuki knot style.
It is relatively short.(13'7"/412cm)
There is slight discoloration throughout due to its age.
(3rd photo of flaw photos)
There are frays on the both sides.
The fabric is weaken.
There are some other flaws such as tears.
For the details, please refer to the photos and sheet.
Unfortunately, it may no longer in wearable condition due to the weaken fabric.
However, it is still charming design which we would like you to enjoy.