Black Besom – Medium
Handmade with Natural Wood and Black Broomcorn
Richly colored with sable tones, this handmade broom is a charming addition to any space. The dark wood of the broomcorn makes a wonderful conversation starter and works as a powerful protective force for your ritual or spell work. Designed to be useful as well as eye-catching, this broom brings utility paired with that witchy aesthetic to your altar. This traditional round, untrimmed broom also allows for cleaning uneven surfaces and deep recessed mortar joints such as stone or brick. Consider hanging when not in use which will protect the broomcorn from bending damage.
Crafted from ethically harvested wood, this broom gives you a powerful magic ally in an ecologically sustainable way. Approximately 36 to 40 inches (around 1 meter), this unique broom features a luscious black broomcorn, colored with non-toxic dye on the outside and natural colored broomcorn on the inside that is stable under most circumstances. Using a combination of post-bellum machinery, your broom is made in a traditional style, steeped in history. Your broom is made with natural wood branches, and crafted individually so will vary slightly from photo.
Features of Your Handmade Besom:
- Hand-fasting/Wedding Gift
- House Warming Gift
- Protection from Bad Luck
- "Jump the Broom"
- Sweep away Evil and Negatives
- Sweep away Debris
- Hang in Entrance-way or place under your bed, for Protection, Harmony and Good Luck.
About your Broom:
The broom sticks are harvested sustainably in Oregon with a local restoration program. The sticks then go into a kiln for drying. A band saw is used in a very unusual, creative way to shapes and sculpt your broom stick... many times you will see a wood spirit peering.
The best 100% broomcorn called "hurl" is used in creating each broom.
A broom winder, from an original machine in the 1800's is used to apply the broomcorn to the stick. Then a post Civil War era boom vice is used to flatten and sew the broomcorn. From the vice, the brooms go to the "Kick Winder" where platting the broom stalks is done. Once the broom is finished, it goes to the "cropper", another 1800's tool, to be trimmed to the desired shape, whether rounded, straight or angled.
Please note: If you would like a broom for Halloween/Samhain or a Yule gift, plan ahead - the Autumn months and Yule season are our busiest time for brooms and besoms.
Warning: Prolonged exposure to sunlight may fade the broomcorn over time.
Shipping costs are included for U.S. shipments.
International Orders Please Note: There will be additional shipping costs; we will contact you with details.