This is a gorgeous Nagoya obi
with awesome 'Tabane-noshi'(bundled paper stripes)and clouds pattern, which is woven with Tsume tsuzure
ribbon has auspicious motif such as pine tree, bamboo and plum blossoms. The gold threads add the obi graces.
One threads by one threads, it was woven elaborately with nails, and it had to be taken incredibly long time to be completed.
It has special kind of comfortable and stiff touch of Tsume tsuzure
There is pattern which comes front when you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy, clockwise.
There seem no folding lines and the obi can be considered not used. There seem a little `shine' caused by storing. There is a very slight stain above the kaikiri line, the line on the tare end but the part will be hidden when obi is worn.
Please enjoy the awesome art of Tsume Tsuzure!