This is a glamorous Nagoya obi
with 'Housouge'(imaginary Chinese flower)-like geometric pattern, which is woven by Kawashima.
The vibrant pattern emerges out against the black background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a gunpai-mark(referee's fan) , which is distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has some slight white stains on the plain part of the belt part.
It also has folding lines remain, blackish stains on otaiko(square bow) and they will be noticeable when tied.
It has discoloration and patinas on the patterned parts and noticeable. (refer to the 1st flaws photo)
It has some other flaws such as folding lines.
(refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
However, if these flaws do not bother you, it could be worn.
Please enjoy its elegant 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.