This is a charming vintage Maru obi
with 'kiku' (chrysanthemum) and ivy on diamond pattern, which is woven.
The gold threads are woven on the pattern and they shine softly.
Textile is exquisite soft silk.
The pattern is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
It has missing woven threads on many parts due to the frays on the edges.
Not shown on the sheet and photos, it has missing threads on end mark line of tare end.
Overall, it has patinas.
There are some other flaws such as discoloration overall (the 2nd flaw photo) and prominent stains.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Unfortunately, its fabric is too weak to tie.
Please enjoy its charming design which only vintage items have.