This is a Nagoya obi
by Sansai Saito.
IT has dreamy 'Tsubaki'(Camellia) pattern, which is dyed.
Silver foil threads included in fabric and the pattern twinkle gently.
There is a signature of the dyer on the wrong side of Tare end.
Textile is silk, and it has soft to the touch.
It has patinas on Otaiko pattern and Maegara.
It is slightly discolored from Tare end to Otaiko pattern.
It has some other flaws as shown on photos.
Please see photos for details.
If you do not mind the small flaws mentioned, it can continue to be worn.
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.