This is a Fukuro obi
by Snsai Saito.
It has artistic 'Karabana' (imaginary flower in china) pattern, which is dyed with gold touch against silver gradation base.
Maegara is only on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), Maegara will show.
Textile is silk, and it has soft to the touch.
Sansai bird is woven on the wrong side.
It must have used to tie a fancy bow as there are folding lines throughout the item.
There are slight fray (A) and discoloration along the folding creases.
Especially the Maegara is frayed.
It has some other flaws as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
Due to the condition, it is no longer suitable for a formal usage.
One of the leading kimono designers known for his distinctive sense in beauty of the color and innovative design.
He was influenced by his father who was a dyer, Saisaburo Saito.
Ever since his work was appeared in a popular magazine "the beautiful kimono" in 1965, he came to be taken up by various media such as TV and magazines.
His son, Jotaro, has also succeeded as a kimono designer and works actively at present.