This is a vintage Nagoya obi
with classical design of 'Sakura'(cherry blossom) and 'Ume' (plum blossom) on fan, which is finely embroidered.
The vibrant pattern emerges out against the black background.
Textile is glossy shusu silk and has smooth touch.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) is on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
It has frays on the tare corner and throughout the edges on the wrong side.
The embroidery on otaiko(square bow) is slightly discolored.
It has slight stains on the tare.
It has snags on Te.
It has relatively prominent folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, please enjoy its beautiful embroidery design!