Qiviut Scarf

United States
$295.00
Item No. 2102
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This patterned handknitted Qiviut scarf is even lighter and softer on the neck than you would expect, and much warmer than you could imagine. The scarf is hand knitted in the Nelson Island Diamond Pattern. This pattern is knitted by cooperative members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay and is derived from a traditional design on parka trim. The color is natural brown. The scarf is about 12 inches wide and 48 inches long. Hand wash, dry flat. 100% qiviut wool. Made in USA.

Please note: Each scarf is handknitted by a member of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative. Although the same pattern and number of stitches is used, the final measurements of the scarf will vary with the tension of the individual knitter.

This patterned handknitted Qiviut scarf is even lighter and softer on the neck than you would expect, and much warmer than you could imagine. The scarf is hand knitted in the Nelson Island Diamond Pattern. This pattern is knitted by cooperative members from Nightmute, Tununak, Newtok and Toksook Bay, a cluster of small villages near the coast of Kangirlvar Bay and is derived from a traditional design on parka trim. The color is natural brown. The scarf is about 12 inches wide and 48 inches long. Hand wash, dry flat. 100% qiviut wool. Made in USA.

Please note: Each scarf is handknitted by a member of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative. Although the same pattern and number of stitches is used, the final measurements of the scarf will vary with the tension of the individual knitter.

  • More Info

    Qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute") is the under-fur of the musk ox, the warmest softest wool known. The qiviut we offer here is handknitted into scarves and caps by the Eskimo women of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative.

    Supply of these marvelous goods became a possibility only when John Teal in 1964 started the Musk Ox Project to bring together re-establishment of the musk ox in Alaska and relief from abject poverty for the Eskimo in the outlying coastal villages. A domestic herd of musk oxen was established, from which the qiviut could be combed each spring for spinning into yarn. Today knitting qiviut is a culture-friendly source of cash income for the coastal villagers, supplying a unique product from a growing arctic resource. We at David Morgan are pleased to be selected as the first of the mail order companies in the lower forty eight to be able to offer this outstanding product.

    Learn more by viewing the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-op YouTube video: Oomingmak (Musk Ox)

  • Care

    Unlike most wools, qiviut is not scratchy and will not shrink in any temperature of water. Hand wash in any mild detergent and dry flat for years of use and enjoyment.

    Learn more about Qiviut care by viewing the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-op YouTube video: Qiviut Care

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