Qiviut Headband

United States
$130.00
Item No. 2104
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This headband is 80% qiviut and 20% silk. The mixture has greater elasticity than 100% qiviut, yet still provides a soft, luxurious yarn. Some of the yarn is bleached to an off-white, contrasting with the natural brown throughout the knitted pattern. The band is approximately 4 inches wide. Fits head sizes up to about 7⅝ comfortably. Hand wash, dry flat. Made in USA.

This headband is 80% qiviut and 20% silk. The mixture has greater elasticity than 100% qiviut, yet still provides a soft, luxurious yarn. Some of the yarn is bleached to an off-white, contrasting with the natural brown throughout the knitted pattern. The band is approximately 4 inches wide. Fits head sizes up to about 7⅝ comfortably. Hand wash, dry flat. Made in USA.

  • 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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