|Molly Neptune Parker receiving her award Oct 3, 2012. Photo by: Tom Pich. Photo and Details provided by Rep Mike Michaud.|
Molly Neptune Parker, a renowned Passamaquoddy basketmaker, received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Award on October 3, 2012.
The matriarch of four generations of Passamaquoddy basketweavers, Molly Neptune Parker began weaving baskets at a young age, using the scraps of ash wood that fell to the floor as her mother worked. Today, Parker leads efforts to share this tradition with young people, encouraging the continuance of this art form for generations to come.
(First paragraph of the NEA National Heritage Fellow page on Molly Neptune Parker)
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