Maliseet gathering basket, 1993

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine

Description

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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