This is a vintage Nagoya obi
with a design of folk tale of 'Shitakiri suzume', which is embroidered.
It has Takara
(treasure) motifs on the tare end and 'Maegara' (front patterned part).
Textile is exquisite glossy 'Shusu'(satin) silk and has soft touch.
It has a mark of Daimaru department store on the wrong side of tare end.
The length is rather short.127.36in(323.5cm)
'Maegara' (front patterned part) is on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), Maegara will show.
It has discoloration by agesa overall, and has patinas and stains.
The stitches are coming loose partially on the embroidered parts.
(mainly on 'Maegara' (front patterned part) and others)
Another fabric is seamed on the wrong side of otaiko(square bow). (D)
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, foils of 'kinkoma'(golden outlining embroidery work) are peeking off.
If you don't mind those minor flaws, it is still in good condition to wear.
Please enjoy the tasteful vintage design!