This is a fabulous Nagoya obi
by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the most leading textile companies in Japan.
It has 'san no matsu(pine tree)' of Noh
design, which is woven with gold and silver foils.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It is woven as 'Tatsumura' on the tare end.
Threads of the corner of tare end are missing by fray.
Discoloration is slight so it is not prominent.
It has some other flaws such as a folding line.
Please check photos for details.
If these flaws do not bother you, it could be still worn.
Please enjoy its vibrant design adding extra elegance to your kimono 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', and '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.