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Item No#347586
ItemNagoya Obi
Conditionvery good
Size width
  Nagoya Obi
(Tare part)
  Nagoya Obi
(Belt part)
30.5cm  12"
333cm  131"
12" (30.5cm)
x 44 1/2" (113cm)
6" (15cm)
x 86 3/4" (220cm)
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  Express to Europe 
  Standard to Europe 
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This is a vintage Nagoya obi with exotic 'Karabana' (imaginary flower in China) design, which is embroidered.
The vivid design and glossy embroidery work look so elegant.
Textile is glossy Shusu silk with woven peacock, 'Matsu'(pine tree) and 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) pattern and has smooth touch.
The wrong side is silk and jinken (rayon) blend.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) is on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.

Though it has tiny holes, they are not caused by weaken fabric.
The stains on 'Maegara' (front patterned part) are tiny and not so noticeable.
The snag near 'Maegara' (front patterned part) has be hidden inside when pulled from the lining.
The stains on otaiko(square bow) are tiny, but prominent.(refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
The stains upper and below the otaiko(square bow)(A B) will be hidden when tied.
Photo(D) shows a few quite slight stains for 11.81in(30cm)-19.69in(50cm) left from the 'Maegara' (front patterned part).
They can be seen by the angle of light, but they are near the edge and not so bothering.(not indicated)
It has some other flaws such as stains on the tare end (C) and frays.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.

Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has relatively prominent patinas allover the otaiko(square bow), and a little bothering.
It has a seam on 33.46in(85cm) from the tare end of the wrong side.

It still can be tied as a vintage obi.
Enjoy wearing the retro and cute design of vintage.

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