This is a vintage Shioze Maru obi
with dynamic dragon design, which is dyed on the black background.
It also has dyed 'tagasode'(shape/design of kimono or sleeves) and 'kaioke' (a hexagonal container to store clam shells) design on the wrong side.
Fine embroidery work is added on the main parts.
Textile is shioze silk, and it has soft and smooth touch.
The length is rather short.151.18in(384cm)
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
Though not indicated, it is a little prominently discolored overall by ages.
The patinas on the design are tiny and not so bothering.
(refer to the 4th flaws photo)
It has some other flaws such as folding line (refer to the 2nd flaws photo) and slight stains (refer to the 5th flaws photo).
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
We hope you enjoy its dynamic design of a vintage!