This is an elegant Hon-Fukuro obi with such as 'Keitou' (cockscomb) Kinran, flower rabbit and 'Botan'(peony) arabesque on 'Kiredori'(overlapping fabric scraps) pattern, which is woven.
Its graceful design with lots of gold foil threads is suitable to tie at formal occasions.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a gunpai-mark(referee's fan), which is distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), the smudges on the 'Maegara'(front patterned part) will be hidden.
It has folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
*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.