This is a Shioze Nagoya obi
with abstract "Ajisai" (Hydrangea) design, which is dyed.
Beautiful blue gradation color pattern on chic base is attractive.
Textile is sioze silk, and it has soft and comfortable smooth touch which is the feature of shioze silk.
*The background color may seem irregular on photos, but it is actually one tone of color as seen in HTML code.*
It has a tiny stain on the right edge of 'otaiko'(square bow)(A),and big line of stains on right upper 'otaiko'(square bow) (3rd flaw photo).
But they are slight and not noticeable.
It has a prominent stain(B) on right side of 'maegara' (front pattern on belly),
but it is in rather good condition on the wrong side.
It also has some other flaws such as slight discoloration and folding lines.
Though it has some flaws, it is still wearable enough.
Enjoy wearing it as everyday clothes!