Item #471231
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Item No#471231
ItemMaru Obi
Price$78.00
Historyvintage
Conditionvery good
Fabricsilk
Techniqueembroidery
Size width
  length
31cm  12 1/4"
410cm  161 1/2"
Weight0.93kg
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This is a vintage summer ro Maru obi with 'yukiwa'(snow crystal) on 'susuki'(Japanese silver grass) pattern, which is embroidered.
There are tasteful flowers and harp pattern in the yukiwa.
The 'susuki'(Japanese silver grass) which is embroidered with silver foiled threads elegantly shine.
Textile is transparent stiff and smooth ro silk.
There is only one 'maegara' (front pattern on belly) on Kanto-maki (rotate obi counter clockwise) side.
The pattern on otaiko(square bow) part is designed upside down from kaikiri-line(end mark line) to be tied with hikinuki style.
It is relatively short.(410cm/13'5")

There is discoloration throughout due to its age.
The 'tesaki'(end of folded part) end is unpicked and opened.
There is a hole (It is marked as a tear on the figure though.) where the textile is weaken and could be torn easily by pulling it.(refer to the 3rd flaws photo)
The textile overall is still strong.
There are fluffy spots on the embroidered pattern.(refer to the 6th flaws photo)
There are some other imperfections such as faint stains.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Although it has some flaws due to its age, it is still very tasteful design which only vintage items have.

Description: mari
photo:matumoto
*Approx background color - silver

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