This is an exotic opened Nagoya obi
with 'housouge'(large karabana flower) and decorative pattern, which is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the leading textile companies in Japan.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is a Tatsumura's tag on the wrong side.
Otaiko part is Hiyoku shitate to make it look like double layered.
Its length is rather short, 132.3in(336cm).
It has smudges and frays throughout both edges, but they are not so disturbing.
It has some other flaws such as slight folding lines.
Please check photos for details.
If these flaws do not bother you, it could be still worn.
Please enjoy its tasteful 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.