Item #472214
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Item No#472214
ItemMaru Obi
Price$78.00
Historyquite old
Conditionvery good
Fabricsilk
Techniqueweave
Size width
  length
31cm  12 1/4"
432cm  170"
Weight0.88kg
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This is a splendid Maru obi with shining 'shikishi'(square paper) design, which is woven.
It is woven by Kawashima Orimono Co, one of the most famous obi weavers.
Gold foil threads woven in the pattern and the base are gorgeously shining.
The textile is exquisite silk, and has soft and smooth touch.
The lining is thin and light.

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.

It has prominent folding lines through obi.(2nd imperfection photo)
The weaving flaw on tare(wide end) are actually reversed golf foil threads, which are a little noticeable.(The last photo)
Stains on the other side of tare(wide end) are small.(5th imperfection photo)
Other flaws such as stains and frays are not so noticeable.
For the details, please refer to the photos and figure.

Almost flaws could be hidden when use tesaki(narrow end) on the figure for tare(wide end).
Please enjoy this elegant piece!

*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.

photo:okai
description: Noma
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