This is a gorgeous Hon-Fukuro Obi with 'arisugawa' (stylized deer) pattern, which is woven.
The vibrant pattern with woven gold and silver foil threads emerges out against the black background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a gunpai-mark(referee's fan) on the tare end, which is distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.
There is not folding lines and it seems to be untied one.
There are frayed parts on tare end and 'tesaki'(narrow end).
It has some tiny snags.
Smudges can be seen on creases of blank part, but can be hidden when tied.
Please check detail photos.
If these flaws do not bother you, it could be still worn.
Please enjoy its impressive 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.