This is a Nagoya obi
with bold folding fans pattern, which is woven elaborately.
There is a mark of Kawashima inside of Tare end.
Textile is soft silk.
It has folding lines and edges are slightly smudged in full length.
It has some other flaws as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
Overall, it is in very good condition and can continue to be worn!
*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.