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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Happy Holidays! We have updated the Nachaqs and Tundra & Snow Items that we have ready and availble to ship. Currently we are out of Scarves and 100% Qiviut Hats.

Free Shipping for all US Priority orders from now until Decemeber 23rd. 

**Note about Express Shipping: As of August 1st USPS is no longer guaranteeing delivery dates for Priority Express  from Alaska**

If you have questions please call our shop.

We are back to Monday - Saturday hours for the Holiday season.  But with the winter storms this year we may have varying hours based on road conditions. If we do not answer the phone, leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Many of our items are on backorder only at the moment. If you place an order and we happen to have the item available we will process your order. Otherwise you will be placed on our backorder list and contacted when your items are ready to ship. 

We are recommending that you get on the backorder list now for items for this fall and Christmas. If you have questions please call us at 907-272-9225

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604 H Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 (map)


Current Hours
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Closed Sunday


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

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