Quviut (pronounced ki-vee-ute) is the Eskimo word for the underwool of the the musk ox, an animal that was hunted to near extinction by commercial whalers during the last century. Today the “oomingmak” roams much of its historic range in Arctic Alaska. However a domestic herd of a few Hundred animals are kept on muskox farms where their quviut is hand plucked out each spring and then hand knitted into silky but extremely expensive garments. QUVIUT is as light as goose down, much lighter than any synthetic or fur currently being used as a string silencer. This relates to no loss in arrow speed which is why it makes such a great string silencer. The grayish-brown yarn is especially hand spun into yarn for these silencers. Very distinctive looking.