Nuuka, this shawl pin is named after the the Umiaq belonging to the Center for Wooden Boats, here in Seattle. An Umiaq is a traditional workboat build and used by natives in the arctic, commonly the Inupiaq and Yup'ik cultures. They can be paddled or sailed and are built by lashing strips of wood together. They do not use screws or nails.
Simple and elegant. The final touch to your lace work.
This mother of pearl shawl pin is just a little under 1.25" square. It is perfect for delicate knits such as those in lace or fingering weight. It comes complete with a miniature bamboo knitting needle. red.