Qiviut Cap

United States
$205.00
Item No. 2103
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This Qiviut cap is styled similarly to a watch cap, with a doubled cuff to provide extra warmth over the ears. It is a clear choice for a cold weather cap, yet thin enough to fit comfortably under a parka hood in extreme conditions. The cap is hand knitted in the Harpoon pattern from Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. The pattern is derived from a 1,200 year-old ivory harpoon head found on the island.100% qiviut wool. The color is natural brown. Fits head sizes up to about 7-5/8 comfortably. Hand wash, dry flat. Made in USA.

This Qiviut cap is styled similarly to a watch cap, with a doubled cuff to provide extra warmth over the ears. It is a clear choice for a cold weather cap, yet thin enough to fit comfortably under a parka hood in extreme conditions. The cap is hand knitted in the Harpoon pattern from Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. The pattern is derived from a 1,200 year-old ivory harpoon head found on the island.100% qiviut wool. The color is natural brown. Fits head sizes up to about 7-5/8 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.

  • 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.

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