This is an elegant vintage Maru obi
with beautiful scenery pattern such as flying crane, royal cart, 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and kaede (maple leaf) on shell, which is woven.
Gold foil threads woven in the pattern are gently shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The otaiko pattern is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
It has discoloration (refer to the 2nd flaws photo) and patinas (refer to the 5th flaws photo) overall.
It has frays throughout the edges and the fabric is getting weak.(refer to the 8th flaws photo)
It has some other flaws such as folding lines and black smudges along the lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable.
We hope you enjoy its glamorous and graceful design of a vintage!