MARLA MALLETT Japanese Fukuro Obi Decorated section: 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,
This is 'fukuro' sash belt with lovely butterflies and golden mists with hexagonal pattern that symbolizes tortoise-shell as good wishes symbol of fortune and prosperity on black silk background. Inner side of the obi is black colored silk.