Item #451529
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Item No#451529
ItemMaru Obi
Price$300.00
Historyvintage
Conditionvery good
Fabricsilk
Techniqueembroidery
Size width
  length
31cm  12 1/4"
400cm  157 1/2"
Weight1.05kg
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This is a glamorous vintage Maru obi with checkerboard design, which is dyed.
It also has bouquet of 'Kiku'(chrysanthemum) design, which is embroidered.
Its big and glossy flower design is beautiful.
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 will appear.
It also has 'Kaede'(maple leaf) design, which is embroidered on the wrong side of 'tare'(wide end) and 'otaiko'(square bow).
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.

It has discoloration on the base due to its age, that are not prominent.
It has a tiny missing thread of embroidery on the edge of 'otaiko'(square bow). (indicated as peeling spots) (1st imperfection photo)
Although there is no photo of it, it has about two big stains of 4cm(1.57in) to 5cm(1.96in) size at about 50cm(1ft 7.69in) position of left edge from 'taresaki'(end of part).
It has stains on upper solid parts. (2nd imperfection photo)
It has tiny but rather prominent stains on 'maegara'. (A)
It has a big stain on 'tesaki'(narrow end), that will not appear when you tie. (B)
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Though it has some imperfections by ages, please enjoy its full taste of vintage!

photo:kawamura
description:Okabayashi
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