Kamiik

Thursday, February 28, 2008
EEEE! I received my Kamiik today! And they are beautiful! And warm!

18 comments:

Indigo said...

Okay, now I am jealous. Those are gorgeous. Does the maker need another customer?

Kennie said...

She always has customers! If you are interested I can get her contact info for you. She makes a lot for clients in Quebec, and of course us teachers :-)

Way Way Up said...

Who made them?

Kennie said...

Sarah Kalluk, Phillip's wife.

Jackie S said...

These.
Are.
The.
Most.
Beautiful.
Kamiks.
I've ever seen.

*has died from jealousy*

Kennie said...

Now all I have to do is learn how to walk outside with them .... as they are slippery! Might have to get me some grip tape (hehe)

jen said...

OMG those are wicked!!! So the woman who made them lives in Arctic Bay? I love how you have them outside in the sunlight lol. Mine totally freeze my feet.

Kennie said...

Yesm's Jen. The creator lives right here in Arctic Bay, about four houses down from me to be exact. I haven't run around too much with them outside yet, as I figured getting used to wearing them inside (where it isn't slippery) would be a good idea first - as it sure is strange not having that rough rubber sole under your foot.

If your's freeze your feet, you might need to get a fleece bootie made for them. Mine came with two fleece booties, but I can only wear one of them as two makes it just too tight with the socks I own.

Way Way Up said...

I'm impressed you got them to stand up all nice and neat for their picture.......mine kinda just flip over on the floor.

Kennie said...

It took me a couple of shots and tries to get these pics ... but, I do have to say, mine do stand up very well on their own. I think the inner felt sock helps with that a lot.

Megan said...

Wow. I covet them.

Anonymous said...

I am in awe. I can't wait to show these pics to the kids after march break. They ooohd and ahhhhd over the mittens, and they absolutely love Ookpic! Sarah is a very talented lady. Bring them home. I'll gladly keep them in the freezer! (Mom)

Indigo said...

My email is winterbeach2@yahoo.ca

I would love her contact info. Those are some of the nicest I have ever seen.

Way Way Up said...

Not to be a pedant but "Kamiiks" is a double plural.

Kennie said...

ahhh - thanks Darcy .. I'll get a fixing that :-)

militantinjun said...

Hello! I found your blog while looking for a place to buy a pair of Kamiik. Could you tell me how somebody in the US can obtain a pair? Also, is the lady who made yours still making them, and is she currently taking new clients?
I can be reached at steelgrrrlmai[at]yahoo[dot]com if you have time to send along the info.

Anonymous said...

I've also been searching like crazy on how to get a pair of traditional Kamiik from Nunavut. Travel isn't a logical option as I am also in the US. I'd also appreciate any information you could provide me.
moclaiborne@gmail.com

thanks!

Amanda L said...

Beautiful Kamiik!! I would love a pair myself :) Do you need to store them in a freezer for the summer?
To the people in the US - I'm pretty sure it's illegal to bring sealskin into the US. That could explain why you're having trouble finding some in the US. In fact, even if you travelled to Canada, you would need to declare them, and I'm not sure they would let you bring them in.