This is a vintage Maru obi
with decorative string and takara-zukushi (treasure assortment) design, which is embroidered.
It has woven sayagata pattern on its base.
Gold threads woven in the pattern are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has crisp touch.
'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 relatively prominent discoloration o and patinas overall.
It has prominent discoloration and patinas near the tare end and otaiko(square bow).(A B)
It has stains on the edges of otaiko(square bow), and smudges throughout the edges.
It also has folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and sheet.
Though it has some flaws, it could be worn if the discoloration do not bother you.
Please enjoy this elegant design from Japanese classical motif.