This is a tray of Natural shed qiviut before washing or dehairing......not too many guard hairs compaired to clipped qiviut. Will add more pics soon of different types of qiviut including WHITE QIVIUT !
Yes this is white musk ox fibre !
This is about 2 LB's of white qiviut. Unwashed and not yet dehaired. This is from Natural shed that was hand picked from the Tundra ! I have been told by the Inuit that there are a few white musk oxen. The only whites they know about are all Large Adult males who are the big boss of the herd. In 5 years of processing qiviut this is the 1 st time we have received white so im really looking forward to working with this and will use it for a special future project.
Musk ox horns.....given to us by the Inuit. I will have these transformed into buttons for our custom knitwear projects and will possibly have some for sale too !
Freshly shed pure Natural Qiviut fibre from the Tundra.......we bought in a huge lot and are keeping this for our 'Artists hand' yarn 90% Qiviut- 10% Silk and our new blend 'shades of the Tundra' yarn 60% Qiviut - 20% silk - 20% Bamboo. The yarn once spun will be a very light color and will take the dye really well so that the colors are sharpe and bright !
This is 10LB's of raw picked qiviut just waiting to get on the dehairing machine for its very 1 st pass When we are done we should collect about 7Lb's of good quality fiber for spinning and 3LB's of manky guard hairs.