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Yuen no Akari: Light from Far-Away Space
Setsuko Obi (b. 1942)

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date: 2001

Materials: Antique Japanese fabrics and hand-woven silk

Dimensions: 78 3/4 × 48"

Credit: Gift of the artist

Accession Number: 2001.30.1

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Setsuko Obi learned quiltmaking while living in California in the 1970s. Since then, she has continued to quilt independently, specializing in works that employ antique Japanese fabrics. She particularly excels at quilts that emphasize color gradations and are made of many small pieces of fabric.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Yuen no Akari: Light from Far-Away Space," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.


Yuen no Akari: Light from Far-Away Space
Date: 2001
Artist:
Dimensions: 78 3/4 × 48"
Materials: Antique Japanese fabrics and hand-woven silk
Credit Line: Gift of the artist
Place/Region: Japan, Tokyo
Accession Number: 2001.30.1
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