The muskox is an Arctic mammal of the Bovidae family that is known for its thick coat and the strong, 'musky' odor emitted by males, from which its name is derived. The odor helps attract females during the mating season. The muskox is a valuable animal for both its meat and underwool, called qiviut ("kiv-ee-ute"). Qiviut is downy-soft and is shed naturally each year during the spring months. Eight times warmer than wool and extraordinarily lightweight, it is one of the finest natural fibers known to man. If you're in Anchorage, stop in to Oomingmak on 6th Ave to see fine articles of clothing hand-knit by natives from all over the state.
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