Black Besom – Large
Crafted with Natural Wood Handle, Natural and Black Broomcorn
Bring a piece of midnight enchantment with this beautiful custom broom. The inky color gives this broom a mystical feel. If you're trying to channel protective power or bring beauty to your space, this is a great choice. Perfect for the Nocturnal Witch.
This handcrafted, old world style broom is functional yet crafted for you, our magical Witch and Wizard friends. The broomcorn has been dyed with a non-toxic deep midnight color on the outside, with natural colored broomcorn on the inside of the besom. Each Witches Broom measures approximately 54 to 56 inches tall and weighs about 3 pounds. Natural wood branches; some straight, some curvy. Each is individually handmade and will vary slightly in size, color and weight. Easy to hang when not in use which will protect the broomcorn from bending damage.
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.