Besom Broom - Natural Broom Corn
This traditional style of broom also known as a "besom," can be used in cleansing ceremonies to sweep out the negative energy in the air rather than sweeping the floor. These brooms are also used in handfasting ceremonies where the couple will "jump the broom" as a symbol of entering a new stage of life and leaving behind the old. These handcrafted brooms are however fully functional, making them great daily sweepers for floors that are uneven such as brick, wood flooring with deep seems, and slate entryways. These brooms make great housewarming and wedding gifts, symbolizing starting fresh and new, leaving behind your old dirt. All of our brooms are handcrafted using only the highest quality broom corn and hardwoods that we harvest here in the Pacific Northwest. We have kiln dried the wood to preserve the natural exterior of our handles. With exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail, our brooms will last you a long, long time.
• Color: Natural
• Materials: High Quality broom corn, Twine, Broom Wire, Locally Harvested Hardwoods
• Dimensions: Height 53" Brush Width 8"
• 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. Before the Shakers revolutionized the broom industry, all brooms had a round shape like this traditional house broom. During the industrial revolution in the 1800's, traditional round brooms were replaced with the flat brooms that we see today. We are using the same traditional techniques that were developed over 200 years ago to craft these brooms today. Each broom is handcrafted at our shop in Eugene, Oregon.