This is a graceful vintage Maru obi
woven by Heizo Tatsumura.
It has auspicious pattern of crane and 'Shou-chiku-bai'( pine tree, bamboo and ume blossom), which is woven.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
Otaiko part is set upside down, and it's to be tied in 'hikinuki' style.
Though not indicated, it has discoloration overall and tiny patinas on the crane parts.
It has some other flaws such as a little large linear stains.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.
Though it has some flaws, it is in very good condition overall.
Please enjoy this elegant and dynamic design from Japanese classical motif.
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.