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Muskox Qiviut Products / Nunavut Muskox - A Division of the Nunavut Development Corporation

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Muskox Qiviut Products

Muskox have an extremely fine underwool called qiviut that, along with the longer guard hairs, helps insulate them from the frigid winter conditions. In anticipation of warmer summer days, muskox shed their qiviut in the spring. It gathers on bushes and shrubs creating a snow like appearance across the land. Qiviut can also be collected from the spring harvest.

Qiviut has been described as “the cashmere of the North” and is the softest, warmest and most luxurious natural fiber in the world. It is stronger than sheep’s wool and eight times warmer than cashmere. These qualities make qiviut clothing one of the most desired and elegant products you can place next to your skin.

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