This is a fabulous vintage Maru obi
with charming 'Karabana' (imaginary flower in China) on circle design, which is elaborately embroidered.
It also has the same design on the wrong side.
The graceful pattern emerges out against the black background.
Textile is glossy 'Shusu'(satin) silk and has soft touch.
Pattern is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.
The embroidery threads are coming loose.
It has some other flaws such as frays on the edges and tiny patinas on 'Maegara' (front patterned part) (refer to the 3rd flaws photo) .
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable due to the weaken fabric.
Please enjoy this retro design of a vintage.