Small Besom Broom - Rainbow
This is a kids size version of our round brooms, also known as a besom broom. We dye every color of the rainbow for this special broom. The process of dying takes many days and the result is spectacular. We chose to use white twine on this broom to represent the clouds that create rainbows in nature. We make each broom by hand using traditional techniques and primitive broom making equipment. We use natural high quality broom corn fiber to craft each brush. Each handle is made from a hardwood that we harvest in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. After we have harvested all the right broom sticks, we kiln dry them here at our shop to preserve the natural wood exterior. With proper care this broom will last you many, many years.
• Color: Rainbow
• Materials: High Quality broom corn, Twine, Broom Wire, Locally Harvested Hardwoods
• Dimensions: Height 40"Brush Width 6"
• Loop on handle for hanging and storage
Broom making is a craft that dates back to ancient times. People would tie grass and twigs onto a stick, or just use a tree branch as a primitive broom to keep their surroundings tidy. In the 1800's the Shakers developed a vise that allowed them to craft a broom that was pressed flat. This created a much more efficient sweeping brush. We use the same techniques that were developed over 200 years ago to craft these brooms for your home and hearth.