This is a chic antique Maru obi
with flying cranes, 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and 'Ume'(Plum blossoms) pattern, which is woven on the almost black, dark brown background.
The fine pattern glows very well on the tranquil color background.
Textile is exquisite soft silk.
The pattern is designed up side down to be tied with hikinuki knot style.
It is relatively short.(12'8"/388cm)
Although it's not mentioned on the sheet and photo,
there are frays on the edges throughout.
There are many spots where are missing weaving threads.
There are frays on the corners.
It seems like the original owner tied it with variety ways of fancy bow. So that, it has folding lines throughout.
There are some other flaws.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.
Unfortunately, it may no longer in wearable condition due to the weaken fabric.
However, it is still retro design which we would like you to enjoy.