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Oomingmak, Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative

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Address: 604 H St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3415
Phone Number: +1 907-272-9225
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We walked over to this company after i noticed it while on a city tour. It is a co-op with talented artists who knit, crochet and produce marketable products using the hair from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Mesa, AZ
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Mesa, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We walked over to this company after i noticed it while on a city tour. It is a co-op with talented artists who knit, crochet and produce marketable products using the hair from the Musk Ox,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Musk Ox yarn is as soft as cashmere, but is more durable and can be washed repeatedly without pilling. It doesn't take dye well, so it only comes in natural colors. You'll never feel anything softer against your skin!

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very interesting place to visit, friendly & helpful staff that provided lots of information about the items being produced. Will not take long to check it out & it's close to other places of interest.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

After all those beautiful whales, cute sea otters and majestic eagles, the poor musk ox might seem to take a back seat. After all, cute is not the first word that comes to mind when you get your first look at this ancient animal. But after the 45 minute tour, provided by a highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable young guide, we... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The young woman helping us was very friendly and obviously loved her work. We learnt all about the Musk Ox and his soft under hair as well as the history of the co-op. And she sis ask us first if we wanted to hear those explanations. The things they sell are all hand made and beautiful. And the gentleman helped... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Assuming the products live up to their apparent qualities we will have bought gifts the recipients will be pleased with plus we can fel slightly smug about having supported local tradition

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Learn everything about the Musk Ox and the co-operative of Alaskan Native Villages that contribute to the production of the Quiviut and the knitting of the beautiful Smokerings, hats, sweaters, and much more. Here you will be allowed to touch the Quiviut, but they don't sell the yarn here...they do sell the completed knitted products, however. Smokerings (cowls), and hats... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Very small operation, with a small number of items on display. Free, interesting, and worth a couple of minutes. If you are in the market for a hand made native item, this is a good choice. These ladies make hats and so forth from musk ox wool. Prices were in the $100-200 range, but they have small samples for just... More 

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This wonderful shop was the only thing I had on my to do list when our cruise ship docked at Anchorage. I had read about the co-op, known about qiviut yarn and was more than ready to own one of the beautiful but oh so functional pieces. The young man was very helpful, explaining the process from start to finish,... More 

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Arthur T, Public Relations Manager at Oomingmak, Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Glad you had a good time here in Anchorage. We are always open to assisting visitors in things to do and strive to have an exceptional product and aid the Artists to keep their lifestyles. More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We made a point to visit the co-op while in Anchorage. We were a little surprised that this is a working coop, but once inside, the personnel helped us out and explained how the musk ox wool is use to make various caps, scarves, etc. We were a little bit shocked whwen we asked about the cost of a coupole... More 

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Arthur T, Sales at Oomingmak, Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative, responded to this review

We are happy you stopped in. The cost for the items is indeed because they are all hand knit out in the remote villages of Alaska. This and the fact that qiviut is one of the rarest fibers in the world. Torgeir Sales More 

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