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Item No#459884
ItemMaru Obi
Historyquite old
Conditionvery good
Size width
31.5cm  12 1/2"
394cm  155"
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This is an elegant vintage Maru obi with flower circle on 'shokkou'(octagon and rectangle) pattern, which is woven.
Gold foil threads are gorgeously shining on the vibrant design.
It is woven by Kawashima Orimono Co, one of the most famous obi weavers.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
It is relatively short, 392cm(12'92'').

There is a gunpai-mark(referee's fan) on the tare end, which is distinct features of textile woven by Kawashima Weaving Co, one of the most famous obi weavers in Kyoto.

The folded fabric does not have enough strength and easily teared when tied.
It has slight discoloration by age.
It is not prominent that other flaws such as small snags, flays and stains.
Please check photos and figure.

Unfortunately, it is no longer in wearable condition due to weaken fabric.
We hope you love this traditional design as handcrafts material or interior!

description: Noma

*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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