This is a vintage Maru obi
with crane circle pattern, which is woven.
Vivid pattern emerges out against ivory color base.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It seems like the original owner of this obi enjoyed many fancy bow.
So that there are folding lines through out.
It has slight discoloration allover.
It has smudges on the both edges.
It has a blackish stain near left side of 'maegara' (front pattern on belly).
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left(Rotate obi counterclockwise), it will be hidden.
It has some other flaws.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.
Though it has some flaws by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!