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Item No#364105
ItemNagoya Obi
Historyquite new
Conditionvery good
Size width
  Nagoya Obi
(Tare part)
  Nagoya Obi
(Belt part)
31cm  12 1/4"
358cm  141"
12 1/4" (31cm)
x 43" (109cm)
6" (15.5cm)
x 98" (249cm)
Shipping method Express to United States 
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  Express to Europe 
  Standard to Europe 
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This is a gorgeous Fukuro obi with 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) on 'kikko' (tortoise shell) pattern, which is woven.
There is a gunpai-mark(referee's fan) , which is distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.
Gold and silver threads woven in the pattern are gracefully shining.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

It has prominent discoloration from the tare to near the otaiko(square bow).
It has tiny snags on upper tare and near the 'Maegara' (front patterned part) (A B), but the ones otaiko(square bow) will be hidden.
It also has folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.

If you do not mind the small flaws mentioned, it can continue to be worn.


*Kawashima Textiles Co.*

In 1843, company founder, Jimbei Kawashima, opened a fabrics store in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Now Kawashima has two ongoing businesses, traditional garments/textiles and interior products, such as curtains.
The three lines and Gunpai, referee's fan, emblem are the two significant marks of the brand.
The brand is famous because their products and design are elegant, detailed and sophisticated.
Their Hon Fukuro obi is especially highly evaluated for its comfortableness and evenness in thickness.
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