This is a Nagoya obi
with exotic animal medallion pattern, which is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
It is zentsu 'fully patterned' and textile is silk.
There is a tag of Tatsumura on the wrong side.
It has some patinas on blank part of the wrong side, but there are not noticeable flaws on outside.
It has slight folding lines on both outside and lining fabrics. (sorry no photos)
Please see photos for details.
It can continue to be worn without any problems!
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.