Fred Tomah Katahdin Series basket, Houlton, 2010

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Fred Tomah started making baskets in the 1960s and apprenticed with master Maliseet basketmaker Jim Tomah in 1990. Although he made potato baskets in his youth, he went on to specializes in twill weaving, taking utilitarian baskets into the art realm.

The four corners of the Katahdin series basket represents the four tribes of the Wabanaki-- the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot.

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  • Title: Fred Tomah Katahdin Series basket, Houlton, 2010
  • Creator: Tomah, Fred
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Subject Date: 2010
  • Town: Houlton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ash, dyes
  • Dimensions: 10.36 cm x 9.646 cm
  • Local Code: 2017.051
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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