The University Record, October 22, 2001

A stitch in time

Art lovers, try this exhibition on for size: Japanese Fishermen’s Coats from Awaji Island at the Musuem of Art. The 22 coats on display are the traditional garments worn by Japanese fisherman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These jackets, or donza, were created by female family members and are embellished with elaborate stitching. Over the years, they’ve evolved from work clothes into prized examples of design and workmanship. (Photo courtesy Museum of Art)