This is a glamorous vintage Maru obi
with houou(phoenix) and butterfly on 'shippou-tsunagi'(jointed four circles), which is woven.
Gold and silver foil threads woven in the pattern are elegantly 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.
Lots of threads on edges and background are missing by fray.
Kaikiri line is coming loose widely.
There are other flaws such as a folding line and discoloration.
Please check detail photos.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable due to the fabric is getting weak.
However, we hope you enjoy its retro pattern!