This is an impressive vintage Maru obi
with houou(phoenix) and 'kiri'(paulownia) circle pattern, which is woven.
Various colorful threads and gold foil threads woven in the pattern are so attractive!
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has kaikiri lines(end mark line) on both ends, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, there are frayed parts on the corner of tare end and 'tesaki'(narrow end).
It has discoloration and patinas overall by ages.(3rd flaw photo)
There are other flaws such as slight stains(4th flaw photo) and smudges throughout both edges.
Please check detail photos.
Though it has some flaws by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!