This is a Hon-Fukuro Obi with flying and dancing crane pattern, which is woven.
This item is woven by Kawashima Weaving Co.
Gold threads woven in the pattern are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
*Though the photo shows uneven colors by the angle of light, actual background color is one color.
You can see the three lines and 'gunpai'(referee's fan) mark on the tare end, which are the evidence of Kawashima's obi.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has some slight whitish molds on its background.
There is not folding lines and it seems to be untied one, but not noticeable.
It has some other flaws such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
Please enjoy this glamorous design adding extra elegance to your kimono fashion!
*Kawashima Textiles Co.*
In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi
is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.