This is an opened Nagoya obi
made by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
It has Kougezuikin(elephant and other classic motifs on 1 inch wide vertical stripes) pattern, which is woven.
Otaiko part is Hiyoku shitate to make it look like double layered.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a tag of "Tatsumura" on wrong side.
It has slight discoloration on the lining of wrong side.
There are some other flaws such as a folding line.
Please check photos for details.
It's still wearable enough with very good condition.
Please enjoy its luxurious fashion!
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', '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.