If you visit Barrow, AK, you may think of it as not so much a vacation, but more of an experience. The city can be awfully cold at certain times of the year, and daylight may be scarce, but it also provides acres of beautiful untouched land and unforgettable sites and activities that you can only participate in when you’re in this part of the world.
To make your experience truly unforgettable, there is no doubt that you will want to take home some one of a kind souvenirs that are great representations of the Eskimo culture that is very much alive in in Barrow. Here are some of the things you are likely to find when visiting some of the city’s souvenir shops.
Alaskan art is very unique. It features vibrant colors and patterns that can make a great addition to any room. It is rarely found outside the state so be sure to pick up some great paintings, blankets or masks to add to your collection.
These knives were originally used by native Inuit women. They are all purpose and can be used for everything from cutting hair to chopping food to trimming snow and ice for an igloo. Their handles come in a variety of styles that make them attractive gifts.
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Unique in design, these also come in quite handy for serving food at your dinner table. They are made of wood and feature a fun look which will bring a smile to your face and remind you of your trip every time you use them.
The people of Barrow know exactly what it takes to keep your feet warm in the cold temperatures. Mukluks are soft boots originally designed by the Inuit. They are lined with fur and come in a variety of styles to ensure you have a fashion friendly look when the temperature dips.
Barrow is a great place to have unforgettable experiences that are unique to this northernmost part of the country. Along with these unique experiences are items you can take home that will remind you of your time spent in the city.
At King Eider Inn, we carry a small collection of merchandise to commemorate your visit to Barrow. If you didn’t get a chance to purchase during your stay, our items are available to purchase on our website!