This is a vintage Hon Fukuro obi
with 'Arisugawa' (stylized deer) pattern, which is woven on the vivid green background.
Foil threads woven in the pattern are gorgeously shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is woven designer's name, 'Heizo Tatsumura' on the tare end.
It has patinas widely such as on the Tare end, upper and lower Otaiko(square bow) and near 'Maegara'(front patterned part).
It has a snag on the lower Otaiko(square bow), and it may be hidden when tied neatly.
It has rather prominent folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although it has some flaws, it's still wearable enough with very good condition.
We would like you to enjoy its impressive design.
The first generation Heizo Tatsumura is known for an authority of reconstruction of ancient fragment, and he raised his work created by the collection of the skill of the texture to the level of the art textile.
There are three weaving factories, 'Tatsumura Art Textile', 'Tatsumura Textile', and 'Koho Tatsumura', inherited from the first Heizo.
They continue to research for the ancient fragment and inherited the tradition of weaving art creation based on it.
They have been producing original arts which are universally recognized.