This is a hon-fukuro obi with 'Housouge'(imaginary Chinese flower) and 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) on horizontal stripe pattern, which is woven.
The pattern woven with gold threads emerges out dynamically against the chic background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has three lines on the tare end and gunpai-mark(referee's fan) inside the tare end, which are distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.
Although it's not mentioned on the sheet and pictures, it has some tiny snags on edges such as maegara( front patterned part). But, they are tiny and not so prominent.
Also, it has some molds on blank space, but it can be hidden when tied.
There are other flaws such as rather noticeable folding lines.
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its elegant fashion!
*Kawashima Textiles Co.*
In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi
is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.