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Made in Alaska

A visitor finds a treasure to bring home from Nome

Wherever you go, you'll find unique Alaskan products and crafts. These can include:Gold nugget jewelry and items carved from ivory and jade
Handmade clothing and toys
Collectors items made from animal skins, fur or bone
Woven baskets of beach grass, bark or baleen
Alaskan delicacies - canned and smoked salmon, wild berry products and reindeer sausage
Native seal oil candles, beaded mittens, fur mukluks and miniature hand-carved totem polesBe sure to look for the "Made in Alaska" logo, which indicates an item genuinely manufactured in Alaska. If you find a silver hand logo, it identifies the item as a Native Alaskan handicraft.Handcrafted items, made of walrus ivory and other by-products of subsistence hunting, provide an income source for Native Alaskan artisans and a valuable investment for the buyer. Be careful though - some wildlife products cannot be transported through customs without special permits. Visitors are advised to mail these souvenirs home to avoid confusion at the border.

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