Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-op
Qiviut since 1969 by Alaska Native owned co-op. Come, see and feel our luxurious hats, scarves and smoke rings in traditional patterns. A unique gift from Alaska. Brochures available. Open all year. Oomingmak Musk Ox Producer's Co-Op has brought you hand knitted Qiviut garments since 1969. Different villages knit different patterns that are based on traditional life. Examples are a 1,200 year old carving of an Ivory Harpoon head, the trim design on fur parkas, or a ceremonial dance mask. Over 200 members benefit from being able to earn a supplementary income while living their subsistence lifestyles. The Co-Op mission is to bring money to Alaska Natives living in remote villages of Alaska where job opportunities are rare. Many have had to leave and come to the road system for education or to earn an income leaving behind their traditional lifestyles. Knitting for the Co-Op means being able to continue their traditional lifestyle while staying at home.