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Item No#461400
ItemMaru Obi
Conditionvery good
Size width
30.5cm  12"
382cm  150 1/2"
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This is a vintage Maru obi with young skier and scenery design, which is dyed.
Its bamboo ski, stock, wear and expression show its age.
The design is so unique that draw people's attention.
It also has 'Botan'(peony) and tulip on vase design on the wrong side.
Fine embroidery work is added on the main parts.
Textile is thin exquisite silk and has smooth touch.
There are 2 parts of Otaiko(square bow) design and one is placed upside down, which is suitable for Hikinuki knot style.

It has discoloration and slight patinas on its base by ages.
The loosen stitches on the embroidery work are noticeable.
(refer to the 6th flaws photo)
The dyestuff and stains are slight and not so noticeable.
(refer to the 4th & 5th flaws photo)
The tiny hole will be hidden when tied. (refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
The snags on the wrong side appears on the otaiko(square bow) if tied with Hikinuki knot style, and they are a little bothering.(B)
The stain on the tesaki will be hidden when tied.(A)
it also has smudges and folding lines.
For the details, please refer to the photos and the sheet.

Although there are these flaws by ages, please enjoy this classical vintage design.

**Please note that a part or the whole design of this item is being used in our vintage kimono reproduction web store, 'Kimonotte'.
A new line of Kimono or Obi may be produced based on the design of this item.
Please purchase this item only if you would agree to the purpose. Thank you for your understanding.**

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