This is an elegant vintage Maru obi
with houou(phoenix) and 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) on 'shikishi'(square paper) pattern, which is woven.
The vibrant pattern emerges out against the sedate colored background.
Gold foil threads woven on the pattern are elegantly shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Its length is rather short. 12'8"3/4(388cm)
The pattern at otaiko(square bow) part is designed upside down from kaikiri-line(end mark line) to be tied with hikinuki style.
It has discoloration overall by ages.
There are other flaws such as folding lines and stains.
Please check detail photos.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable due to the fabric is getting weak.
However, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!