This is a chic Shioze Nagoya obi
with a design of flower such as 'botan' (peony), lily and 'ume'(Japanese plum) on 'kikko'(tortoise shell), which is embroidered and dyed with gold glazing.
The vibrant design emerges out against the black background.
Textile is shioze silk, and it has soft and comfortable smooth touch which is the feature of shioze silk.
The obi has one side designed at the front part when it is tied.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), designed side of maegara will show.
*The background color may seem irregular on photos, but it is actually one tone of color as seen in HTML code.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, there are lots of glossy parts by fray, and they are disturbing.
Prominent discoloration can be seen overall.
There are other flaws such as frays.
Please check detail photos.
Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable due to the discoloration.
However, we hope you enjoy its beautiful design!