This is a chic vintage Nagoya obi
with a design of adorable children, which is embroidered.
They dress in the mode of Noh
actor, and are so eye-catching!
The embroidered design has three-dimensional glossy beauty.
Textile is glossy shusu(satin) silk and has soft touch.
The obi has one side designed at the front part when it is tied.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), designed side of Maegara will show.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, there are frayed parts of the corner of tare end and 'tesaki'(narrow end).
Patinas can be seen on otaiko and maegara(front patterned part), but are tiny so not prominent.
The stains upper otaiko can be hidden when tied.
Please check detail photos.
Though it has some flaws by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!