This is a Nagoya obi
with woven oshidori(mandarin duck) and arabesque pattern.
It is woven by Tatsumura Textile co., ltd, one of the leading textile companies in Japan.
Textile is silk and has soft touch.
Its width is narrower and the backside is sewn to look as if framed(gakubuchi-shitate).
Otaiko part is Hiyoku style to make it looks like double layered.
It has a Tatsumura's tag on the wrong side.(no photo)
Although they are not so disturbing for wearing, it has some folding lines.
For the detail, please check figures and photos.
It is in very good condition as a whole and still can be tied.
Please enjoy its elegant design at your hands!
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.