This is an opened Shioze Nagoya obi
with a design of raft and 'omodaka' (alismatis rhizome), which is dyed.
The vibrant design emerges out against the sedate colored background.
Textile is shioze silk, and it has soft and comfortable smooth touch which is the feature of shioze silk.
*The background color may seem irregular on photos, but it is actually one tone of color as seen in HTML code.
Although not shown on the figure, smudges can be seen throughout both edges.(A)
Discoloration is slight so it is not disturbing.
It has tiny patinas, but they are not prominent.(4th flaw photo)(dotted mark of the figure)
There are rather large stains on the blank part, but they can be hidden when tied.(5th flaw photo)(X mark of the figure)
Besides it has a folding line, so please check photos for details.
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has smudges on the corners of tare end and tesaki(narrow end).
It also has a couple of stains lower right of otaiko, but they may be hidden when tied.
If these flaws do not bother you, it could be still worn.
Please enjoy its tasteful fashion!