Item #429987
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Item No#429987
ItemMaru Obi
Price$500.00
Historyvintage
Conditionvery good
Fabricsilk
Techniqueweave
Size width
  length
33cm  13"
418cm  164 1/2"
Weight1.48kg
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$42.30
 
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This is a fabulous vintage Tsume tsuzure Maru obi with 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum), 'botan'(peony), 'Ume'(Plum blossoms), 'jigami'(fan shape) and takara-zukushi (treasure assortment) design, which is woven.
Shining gold foil threads are added to the design.
Textile is tsuzure silk, and has soft touch.
It also has "Hatsurikou" (small gap in the boundaries of colors), which is the distinctive feature of Tsume tsuzure weave.

It has four designs on both 'taresaki'(end of part), 'otaiko'(square bow), 'maegara' (front pattern on belly) and 'tesaki'(narrow end).
The pattern is designed up side down to be tied with hikinuki knot style.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) is on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your right tummy to left (Rotate obi counterclockwise), the maegara of the right side will appear.
'Maegara' (front patterned part) is on one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara of the wrong side will show.

It has discoloration on the base due to its age.
It has blackish stains on 'otaiko'(square bow). (2nd flaw photo)
It has loose threads on edges of the narrow belt part.
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 by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!

photo:matumoto
description:Okabayashi
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