Fred Tomah Eagle Basket
This series of quatrefoil baskets, formerly referred to as the Katahdin series, has been renamed the Wabanaki series. The strong contrast of black with natural colored ash makes this series of baskets very appealingThe baskets have four corners, representing the four tribes of the Wabanaki – People of the Dawn: Maliseet, Mik’mac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot.
This basket has a stylized representation of an eagle flying on two sides. The eagle is an important symbol for many Native American people, including the Wabanaki tribes.
Tomah has been making baskets in the traditional way for most of his life. His work has been recognized for its unique character among Maine basket makers.
Diameter ranges from 9 1/2 in. to 9 3/4 in.; 9 1/2 in. high, including handle