This is a gorgeous vintage Maru obi
with dunamic phoenix
and 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) pattern, which is woven on black background.
The vivid pattern glows very well on the black 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.(12'11"/394cm)
There are frays on the edges throughout.
There are missing woven threads in places.
There is discoloration throughout.(refer to the 4th flaws photo)
Although it's not mentioned on the sheet and photo, there are small patinas on the pattern.
There are some other flaws such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.
Unfortunately, it is no longer in wearable condition because of the weaken fabric.
Please enjoy the high impact design!