Japanese Fukuro Obi 12"x 162" Decorated section: 12"x 101" Silk, brocaded with gold, silver, and silks. Rust red ground, with brocading in green, pale blue, white, and lavender, along with gold and silver.
This is an elegant fukuro obi with dazzling 'kiku' (chrysanthemum) pattern, which is woven dynamically with gold threads in the color of vibrant dark purple background. Textile is exquisite silk, and has soft touch.
Japanese Fukuro Obi 12"x 156" Decorated section: 12"x 94" Gold and silver brocading on silk. Cranes, butterflies, mums, and paulownia leaves. The metallic brocading in this obi is more gold than these photos suggest, with more "sparkle."