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Item No#388320
ItemNagoya Obi
Historyquite old
Size width
30.5cm  12"
350cm  137 3/4"
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This is an opened Nagoya obi with decorative pattern, which is woven.
It is woven by Orietsu, one of the most famous obi weavers.
Fir tree and snow crystal are woven with gold foil threads, and it has Christmas atmosphere!
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

Woven threads on the edge of maegara(front patterned part) are frayed and nearly teared.(A)
There are holes by fray on the corners of tare, and woven threads on the wrong side of tare are coming loose partly.
There is a weaving flaw, and it looks blackish stain.(2nd flaw photo)(indicated as stain)
Although not shown on the photo and figure, it has tiny patinas on the red colored base.
Besides it has some other flaws such as prominent folding lines.
Please check photos for details.

Unfortunately, it is no longer wearable.
However, we hope you enjoy its romantic pattern as a handicraft material!

One of the high end Obi weaver in Kyoto which was established in 1922.
Mr. Kikujiro Takao, the founder of Orietsu, named the trade
name after Kouetst Honami, an artist in 16 century, whom he adored, and a state of mind of the joy of being earnest with weaving textile.
Their high quality obi in characteristic colors, using
traditional pattern such as Rinpa and Shousouin, adopting
foreign pattern of the Middle East and Latin America, are not
only beautiful, but also very comfortable to wear which have
been receiving a high evaluation from all over the world.

*Approx background color - black

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