This is an impressive Nagoya obi
with a design of vibrant feather, which is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
Lots of foil threads woven in the pattern are gorgeously shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It is woven as 'Tatsumura' on the tare end.
The tare end is opened a little, to confirm the signature.
The stains on otaiko are small so not prominent, but the stain on tare end is rather large so bothering a little.
It has snags on otaiko and maegara(front patterned part), but are tiny so not noticeable.
There are other flaws such as folding lines.
Please check detail photos.
However, it still can be tied!
Please enjoy its gorgeous design 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', and '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.