This is a fabulous Hon Fukuro obi
with vibrant 'Keitou' (cockscomb) pattern, which is woven colorfully on vivid red base color by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Lining is not added inside.
There are embroidered letters saying 'Made by Heizo Tastumura' inside the tare.
There is another 'otaiko'(square bow) pattern in between 'otaiko' and 'taresaki'(end of wide part) which will be seen inside of 'otaiko' when you tie it. It is so called "Ura-Taiko" (wrong side taiko). It makes this obi very luxurious which can be seen just a little bit. It is the obi which is outstanding from regular 'otaiko' pattern obi.
It has discoloration overall, and especially prominent on the edges.(refer to the 1st flaws photo)
Though not indicated, it has a few stains on otaiko(square bow) and a little bothering.
It has some other flaws such as patinas on otaiko(square bow) and 'Maegara' (front patterned part)(refer to the 5th flaws photo) , and smudges throughout the edges.(refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
It has some other flaws such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
We would like you to enjoy its dynamic and elegant 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.