This is a vintage Maru obi
with graceful plate pattern, which is woven.
Pair houous(phoenix) and 'karabana'(imaginary flower in China) are also woven vibrantly with gold foil threads.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has kaikiri lines(end mark line) on both ends, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.
It has slight discoloration overall by ages and smudges on the edges.
It also has some snags.(5th flaw photo)
The flaws(A) are weaving flaws.
It has some other flaws so please check photos for details.
Though it has some flaws by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!