Mixed Besom – Medium
A broom to brighten up any space!
One of our most cheerful brooms, this handmade besom livens up any space. Whether you can't choose a favorite color or you just love them all, a mixed broom is such a great way to celebrate joy. These untrimmed brooms allow for cleaning uneven surfaces and deep recessed mortar joints such as stone or brick, and they are traditional choices for ritual and ceremonies. Consider hanging when not in use to 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 (50 cm to 1 meter), this unique broom features a richly colored broomcorn, made with non-toxic dye 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 Hearth-side Broom:
- House Warming Gift
- Protection from Bad Luck
- "Jump the Broom" for wedding and hand fasting
- Sweep away Evil and Negatives
- Sweep away Debris
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.