This is a vintage Tsume-Tsuzure Maru obi
with a design of such as sparrow, 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum), 'Shou-chiku-bai'( pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom) and kaede (maple leaf) on fan, which is woven.
The wrong side has a woven design of dynamic phoenix
and flowers on fan, which is woven.
It also has "HATSURIKOU" (small gap in the boundaries of colors), which is the distinctive feature of Tsume tsuzure
One threads by one threads, it was woven elaborately with nails, and it had to be taken incredibly long time to be completed.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It's in the wooden box.
The otaiko(square bow) pattern on the wrong side is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara on the right side will show.
It is written as produced by Kawashima Textiles Co, but has no three lines, Gunpai and referee's fan of the marks of the brand.
(The tare end is closed tightly and not confirmed.)
It is reliable by the note on the box.
It has discoloration overall the background, and especially prominent on the linear ones on otaiko(square bow).
The stains and snags are tiny and not so noticeable.
It has some other flaws such as slight folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
Please enjoy its retro design of vintage!
* It has a bit of old smell.