This is a gorgeous vintage Maru obi
with a design of such as houou(phoenix), bamboo and 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum), which is woven.
Gold foil and gold threads woven in the pattern are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
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 fray throughout the edges and threads are partially missing.
The folding lines remain to the tare end.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable due to the weaken fabric.
However, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!