This is an exotic opened Nagoya obi
made by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the leading textile companies in Japan.
Its restored pattern, Shokkouobata(beaded flower in overlapped lattice pattern from Asuka period;538-710) is respectably woven.
Otaiko part is Hiyoku shitate to make it look like double layered.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a tag of "Tatsumura" on wrong side.
It has a slight folding line.
There is a frayed part near 'tesaki'(narrow end).
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its tasteful pattern adding extra elegance to your kimono fashion!
The first generation Heizo Tatsumura is known for an authority of reconstruction of ancient fragment, and he raised his work created by the collection of the skill of the texture to the level of the art textile.
There are three weaving factories, 'Tatsumura Art Textile', 'Tatsumura Textile', 'Koho Tatsumura', inherited from the first Heizo.
They continue to research for the ancient fragment and inherited the tradition of weaving art creation based on it.
They have been producing original arts which are universally recognized.