This is a gorgeous Fukuro obi
with 'karabana' (imaginary Chinese flower) and wave on tatewaku(waving line) pattern
, which is woven.
The gold threads woven on the base and pattern shine elegantly.
It is suitable for formal occasions.
Textile is exquisite soft silk.
Snags on 'otaiko'(square bow) are rather large, but not noticeable on the pattern.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), the snag on 'Maegara' (front patterned part) would be hidden.
It has also other flaw such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
It is still wearable enough.
Please enjoy its design which adds more elegance to your kimono fashion.
*It has some smell of chest incense.