This is a fabulous Fukuro obi
with exotic 'Karabana' (imaginary flower in china) pattern, which is woven.
It is made by Watabun, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto Nishijin.
Gold threads woven in the background and the pattern are elegantly shining.
Textiles is exquisite Tsumugi
silk and has light and nubby touch.
There is a stamp of the weaver's signature on the tare part.
There is a folding line, but not disturbing for wearing.
Please see photos for details.
It can continue to be worn without any problems!
This obi is perfect with awase or hitoe season!