This is a graceful Hon-Fukuro Obi with hazy mist on mountain range pattern, which is woven.
This item is woven by Kawashima Weaving Co.
Maegara (front patterned part) is woven in different direction, and the design appear in the right direction.
Gold threads woven as the weft yarn are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft and smooth touch.
Lining is added inside.
You can see the three lines and 'gunpai'(referee's fan) mark on the tare end, which are the evidence of Kawashima's obi.
The indicated folding lines are slight and not noticeable.
It has some other flaws such as slight smudges and stains on the wrong side.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.
Please enjoy this glamorous design adding extra elegance to your kimono fashion!
*Kawashima Textiles Co.*
In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi
is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.