Maliseet gathering basket, 1993

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


Maliseet Indian Fred Tomah is known for his finely woven "cat's head" gathering baskets, in which he intentionally weaves a mistake to avoid creating a perfect piece.

Tomah is recognized by Maine Indian basketmakers for his ability to locate and prepare high quality brown ash for basketmaking.

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About This Item

  • Title: Maliseet gathering basket, 1993
  • Creator: Tomah, Fred
  • Creation Date: 1993
  • Subject Date: 1993
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Brown ash splints
  • Local Code: HM 86
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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