This is a gorgeous Maru obi
with flowers such as 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) and 'Ume' (plum blossom),'Tsuzumi'(Japanese hand drum) and crane pattern, which is dynamically woven.
Its vibrant hue is so impressive.
Textile is jinken (rayon) and has 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, tiny stains and tiny holes.
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.