Alaskan Qiviut Handknits
Since 1969

Toll-free: 1-888-360-9665

Alaska: 907-272-9225

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Alaskan Qiviut Handknits

Oomingmak is the Alaskan co-operative that has brought exquisite Qiviut items to you as a unique northern gift since 1969. It is owned by approximately 250 Native Alaskan women from remote coastal villages of Alaska who knit each item by hand. Each village has a signature pattern derived from traditional aspects of village life and the Eskimo culture; they may come from an ancient artifact or a beadwork design.

Qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute"), the downy-soft underwool from the Arctic musk ox, is shed naturally each year during the spring months. Eight times warmer than wool and extraordinarily lightweight, Qiviut is one of the finest natural fibers known to man.

All of our items are 100% Qiviut and in the natural color. The caps and scarves made by the knitters are as comfortable to wear on cool days in a warm climate as they are in chilly weather. Unlike wool, Qiviut is not scratchy and will not shrink in any temperature of water. It can be hand-washed in any mild detergent and will last for many years.

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Qiviut season is back!

Get an early start on your Christmas Shopping or treat yourself to a warm hat or scarf for when you are out in the cold winter weather. 

We will be at the Christmas Arts & Crafts Emporium Nov. 17 - 18! Come see us at Booth 458 at the Denaina Center.

There are 4 villages that knit the Nelson Island Diamond pattern.  The economic need in these villages is very high.  Because of this we have an excess of the Nelson Island pattern Smokering (Nachaq).  So rather then ask the ladies to stop making them and cut off a source of income.  We have discounted the Nelson Island Diamond pattern Nachaq to $195. 

Our winter hours are Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm , Sat 10am to 4pm.

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604 H Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (map)


Winter Hours
Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm Sat 10am to 4pm
Closed on Sunday


Toll-free: (888) 360-9665
Anchorage: (907) 272-9225
Fax: (907) 258-4225

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