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Item No#476107
ItemFukuro Obi
Historyquite old
Size width
30cm  11 3/4"
428cm  168 1/2"
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This is a summer sha 'Zentsu'(fully patterned) Fukuro obi with stream pattern,which is woven.
It is woven by Orietsu, one of the high end Obi weaver in Kyoto.
Textile is transparent sha silk and has rather soft touch.
It has kaikiri lines(end mark line) on both ends.

Corners of taresaki(end of wide part) are frayed.
Prominent stains on the wrong side of tare are seen from the outside, but they are not so noticeable.
It has discolorations by ages on the base.
It has a small stain on 'otaiko'(square bow) and a big tear on its edge.
There are same tears on both edges partly.
It has prominent folding lines, and there are prominent frays along the folding lines.
Threads are coming out and there are lots of noticeable stains on (A) the belt part.
It also has tears along the folding lines of tesaki(one end).
Please check photos and figure.

Unfortunately it is no longer wearable due to lots of noticeable flaws.
Please enjoy this tasteful design.

One of the high end Obi weaver in Kyoto which was established in 1922.
Mr. Kikujiro Takao, the founder of Orietsu, named the trade
name after Kouetst Honami, an artist in 16th century, whom he adored, and a state of mind of the joy of being earnest with weaving textile.
Their high quality obi in characteristic colors, using
traditional pattern such as Rinpa and Shousouin, adopting
foreign pattern of the Middle East and Latin America, are not
only beautiful, but also very comfortable to wear which have
been receiving a high evaluation from all over the world.

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