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Item No#377874
ItemMaru Obi
Conditionvery good
Techniqueweave & embroidery
Size width
31cm  12 1/4"
412cm  162 1/4"
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This is a graceful vintage Maru obi with 'temari' (ball for girls) like toy design, which is woven and embroidered.
It has 'shippou-tsunagi'(interlocking circles), 'botan'(peony) 'Karakusa'(arabesque) and wave pattern on the toy design.
The 'sakura'(cherry blossom) motif near 'tesaki'(narrow end) is charming.
The woven gold foil base and fine embroidery work are beautiful.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It has lining inside, it is rather thick.
The pattern is designed up side down to be tied with hikinuki knot style.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left (Rotate obi counterclockwise), Maegara of two 'otaiko'(square bow) design side, will appear.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara of one 'otaiko'(square bow) design side, will show.

The stitch on the embroidery on 'otaiko'(square bow) is coming loose. (4th flaw photo)
It has slight discoloration, smudges and stains.
The (A) is light brownish patinas.
The (B) is lines of flaw caused by fray, they are bothering a little by the angle of light.
It also has some other flaws such as smudges, a tear and slight folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

It needs to repair the embroidery part when you tie it,
Please enjoy its full taste of vintage!

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