This is a vintage Maru obi
with bright 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) and Paulownia pattern, which is woven.
Gold foil threads included in the pattern shine gorgeously.
Textile is rather stiff jinken 'rayon'.
Kaikiri line near Tare end is coming off, and some parts are torn.
Kaikiri near Tesaki end is also coming off and torn in places.
Blackish spots of mold are in places, and they are noticed.
It has some other flaws, such as a folding line, as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
Because of the flaws mentioned, it is no longer suitable for wearing.