This is a vintage Maru obi
with seasonal flowers such as 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and 'Ume' (plum blossom) and classical 'Kusudama'(flowers ball) and fan pattern, which is dynamically woven.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft and smooth touch.
It has patinas and discolorations by ages on its base.
It seems like the original owner of this obi enjoyed many fancy bow.
So that there are folding lines and wrinkles through out.
It has some other flaws such as smudges on the edges and stains caused by molds.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Though it has some flaws by ages, it could be worn if these minor flaws do not bother you.
Please enjoy this elegant retro design from Japanese classical motif.