This is a Nagoya obi
with exotic flowers in 'seigaiha' (wave) pattern, which is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan. ,
Gold foil threads included in the pattern twinkle gently within red base.
Textile is soft silk.
On the wrong side of Tare end, it has 'Tatsumura' woven.
There are fine snags in broad area, but they blend in the pattern and does not stand out.
There is a hole on the wrong side of Tare end.
Stains on one side of Maegara are more like spots of mold. They are tiny, but you can wrap the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise) if they bother you.
Please see photos for details.
Although it has some flaws as mentioned, it is still in wearable condition.
The first generation Heizo Tatsumura is known for an authority of reconstruction of ancient fragment, and he raised his work created by the collection of the skill of the texture to the level of the art textile.
There are three weaving factories, 'Tatsumura Art Textile', 'Tatsumura Textile', and 'Koho Tatsumura', inherited from the first Heizo.
They continue to research for the ancient fragment and inherited the tradition of weaving art creation based on it.
They have been producing original arts which are universally recognized.