This is an impressive 'zentsu'(fully patterned) Fukuro obi
with 'housouge'(large karabana flower) and 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) pattern, which is woven by Kawashima Weaving Co., one of the most famous obi weavers.
Gold and silver foil threads woven on the pattern are gorgeously shining.
Textile is exquisite silk with woven 'Bishamon-kikko' (a kind of Kamon with tortoise shell) and sayagata pattern, and has soft touch.
Its length is rather short, 13'3"(404cm).
You can see the three lines and 'gunpai'(referee's fan) mark inside the tare end, which are the evidence of Kawashima's obi.
It has kaikiri lines(end mark line) on both ends, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
*Tare end and 'tesaki'(narrow end) on the figure are reversed, so the flaws indicated on the figure are written upside down.
The stitches of tare end are open partly to confirm the mark, and the stitches of tesaki are coming loose a little.
There are rather large snags near tare.
May be, this piece was tied in fancy bow, folding lines are remained till tare end.
It has slight discoloration and patinas on wrong side.
Please check detail photos.
Though it has some flaws, we hope you enjoy its gorgeous pattern!