This is a Shioze Nagoya obi
with a dreamy design of 'Matsu'(pine tree), mountain and rainbow, which is dyed.
The gradation of the rainbow is beautiful.
Textile is shioze silk, and it has soft and smooth touch.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) will be changed depending on the way of wrapping.
There is a stamp of the designer's signature on the Tare end.
It has frays on the Tare corners.
It has smudges on both ends and both edges throughout.
Small stains can be seen on the crease of the upper Otaiko(square bow), and the lower part, but they will be hidden when tied neatly.
The discoloration of one side of 'Maegara'(front patterned part) is slight.
It has a stain (A) on the other sides of 'Maegara'(front patterned part), when you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), it can be hidden.
It has some other flaws such as some tiny dyestuffs and molds on the Te part.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although not shown on the figure, smudges can be seen at 8cm(3.1in) from the Tare end, but it seems not to be noticeable when tied.
Also it has a small snag-like flaw on the Otaiko(square bow).
Although it has some flaws, please enjoy its dreamy design!
Please enjoy wearing it as everyday clothes.
*The background color may look uneven in the photos but actual color is one tone just as HTML color.
*The real base color is more reddish than photos, and it is light pink.