Red Rust Medium Besom
Hand Crafted with Natural Wood & Red Broomcorn
Express your inner fire with this beautiful custom broom. The crimson color gives this broom a fierce feel making it great for rituals expressing passion and love. This is especially handy for those who honor Thor or Lilith. Use it in your ritual or to spice up any space.
Crafted from ethically harvested wood in Oregon, this broom gives you a magickally powerful ally in an ecologically sustainable way. The broomcorn has been dyed with a non-toxic rich crimson color on the outside, with natural colored broomcorn on the inside of the besom. This unique broom measures approximately 36-40 inches (around 1 meter) in length. 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.
Traditionally brooms and besoms have been used for:
- Sweeping evil and negativity from your path
- Preparing your space for ritual
- Hand-fasting/Wedding Gift
- House Warming Gift
- Protection from Bad Luck
- "Jump the Broom" for wedding/hand fasting
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.