This is a graceful Nagoya obi
with a design such as pair crane, 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) and 'shippou-tsunagi'(jointed four circles) on 'michinaga-dori'(wavy line), which is woven.
Gold foil threads woven on the design are elegantly shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
The snag on otaiko is tiny so not prominent.
There are rather large snags on maegara(front patterned part) but are not noticeable, too.
However, when you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), they will be hidden.
There are other flaws such as folding lines.
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its elegant fashion!