This is a fabulous Fukuro obi
with 'Genji-guruma'(wheel of royal cart) pattern, which is dynamically woven.
It is woven by Kawashima Orimono Co, one of the most famous obi weavers.
The pattern with brilliant foiled threads emerges out against the deep purplish red brown background.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Lining is not added inside.
It has some flaws such as folding lines, sangs and uneven spot of weaving on 35.43in(90cm) from the tare end. (refer to the 2nd flaws photo)
They will be inside when tied.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
Please enjoy its gorgeous design!
*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.