An obi is a sash for a kimono, traditional Japanese dress. There are many types of obi, which are categorized by their design, material, and use.
A tsuke obi, or ready-tied obi, is typically much shorter than other types of obi. With the aid of a wire hook, the separate pre-tied bow of a tsuke obi is attached to a long piece, which is wrapped around the waist. This type of obi is usually informal and most likely worn with a casual yukata.
This contemporary tsuke obi is decorated with gold, black, and red patterns on the outer part, while the interior is black. This set includes the obi-age, which was used to cover the obi-makura (obi padding) and keep the upper part of the obi in place, and the obi-jime, a woven string that is tied around the obi for decoration.