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Item No#402395
ItemMaru Obi
Historyquite old
Conditionvery good
Techniqueweave & embroidery
Size width
31cm  12 1/4"
404cm  159"
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This is a graceful Maru obi with tiny flower on circle design, which is embroidered.
It also has 'Hanabishi'(flower diamonds) on diagonal stripe pattern on the base.
The woven gold foil threads are shining modestly on the deep green color base.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

It has 4 embroidery designs of the right side on 'taresaki'(end of part), 'otaiko'(square bow), 'maegara' (front pattern on belly) of Kansai wrap(rotate obi clockwise) side and 'tesaki'(narrow end).
It has 2 embroidery design of the wrong side on 'maegara' (front pattern on belly) of Kanto-maki (rotate obi counterclockwise) side and 'otaiko'(square bow).
The designs are designed up side down to be tied with hikinuki knot style.

It has fray on corners of both ends and edges partly.
Although there is no photo of it, it has four tiny holes caused by fray on the edge of 'tesaki'(narrow end).
It has loose threads on 'Koma'(outlining embroidery work) of 'maegara' (front pattern on belly) on the wrong side.
It also has some other flaws such as folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Though it has some flaws, it is still wearable enough.
Please enjoy its graceful fashion!

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