This is a Nagoya obi
with elegant Tagasode( kimono of somebody ), mandarin ducks and 'kiku'(chrysanthemum) pattern, which is woven.
'Raden'(design in mother-of-pearl inlay) is accented on the Otaiko and Maegara patterns, and they shine by angle of light.
Textile is silk, and it has soft to the touch.
Patinas on blank part of the belt are prominent, but they will not show when tied.
Bluish stains (second photo below the drawing image) near Maegara also will not show.
(first photo below the drawing image) , as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
It can continue to be worn without any problems!
*It has slight smell of long time storage*