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Item No#470420
ItemMaru Obi
Historyquite old
Conditionvery good
Size width
32.5cm  12 3/4"
364cm  143 1/2"
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This is an attractive vintage Maru Obi(shorter than usual fukuro obi) with elegant plants design, which is embroidered.
The wrong side has embroideries of 'Matsu'(pine tree) and tsuchiguruma'( watermill with mallets ) on circles design.
The designs outlined shining kinkoma(golden outlining) embroidery work.
The textile is exquisite silk, and has soft touch.

Not shown on the figure, there are deep wrinkles in places especially near otaiko(square bow), and it might the lining is shrunk a little.
The maegara(front patterned part) is only one side.
When you start wrapping the obi from your left tummy to right(Rotate obi clockwise), Maegara will show.

There are tiny stains overall.(2nd imperfection photo)
It has prominent stains on upper side of otaiko(square bow) of the wrong side, but they could be hidden when tie well.(A)
There are deep stains on the right side of tare(wide end) and folding part, which are not shown when wore.
It has noticeable folding lines.
It has some other flaws, such as slight smudges and a tiny snag, as shown on photos.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Though it has some tiny imperfections, it is still wearable enough.
Please enjoy this fabulous piece!

description: Noma
*Approx background color - off white

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