Fred Tomah
Tribe:
Maliseet
Location:
Houlton, ME

Fred Tomah is one of the only Maliseet basket makers in Maine. He is an expert at finding and preparing the ash tree for weaving, and carries on a tradition of excellence in basket style and technique. Fred is an accomplished maker of all types of work baskets, but is best known for his tightly woven Katahdin basket series in the “cat’s head” style. True to his tribal tradition, Fred weaves a small intentional “mistake” into each basket because “only the Creator makes perfect baskets”.