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Item No#365285
ItemFukuro Obi
Conditionvery good
Fabricsilk & synthetic blend( silk & jinken (rayon) blend )
Size width
32cm  12 1/2"
396cm  156"
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This is a fabulous vintage Hon-fukuro obi with sleeping cat under 'Botan'(peony) design, which is elaborately woven.
The cat design is from one of the sculptures in Toshogu.
The design is said to have meaning of peace.

Textile is silk and jinken (rayon) blend and has smooth touch.
Both ends are open, and lining is inside.
The length is rather short.155.91in(396cm)

It has discoloration and patinas overall.
The discoloration on the pale colored background is noticeable.
(refer to the 3rd & 4th flaws photo)
It has tiny snags and loosen stitches between the otaiko(square bow) and 'Maegara' (front patterned part). (refer to the 2nd flaws photo)
The threads around otaiko(square bow) has teared by fray.
(refer to the 6th flaws photo)
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.

Though it has some flaws by ages, it is in very good condition as a vintage.
Please enjoy this elegant design from Japanese classical motif.

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*Approx background color - silver

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