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.
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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Indian basket makers
- Indians of North America--Maine
- Maliseet Indians
- Indian art--North America
- Indian baskets
- Basket making
For more information about this item, contact:Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
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