Where traditional Besom brooms had always been round, the Shaker Sweeper Broomcorn is pressed tight between a wooden vice so it can be sewn flat & then trimmed off straight across the bottom for greater sweeping coverage. This new broom design originated in America during the early 1800s in the Shaker Communities of upstate New York.
Freshly harvested stalks of broomcorn are hand-plaited without the use of any machinery, just as they were made at the turn of the century in the early 1800s. We then hand-stitch the heads flat & trim the base straight across the bottom in the Shaker tradition. Our sweepers are fashioned onto custom hand-finished hardwood handles made from local, sustainable & ecologically harvested timber. This Sweeper features a Large size broom head on hand-finished hardwood handle. A leather hanging strap allows for proper care of your broom.
All materials used in Organic Artist Tree products are natural, sustainable, renewable, recycled, ecologically harvested or derived from weedy or invasive organic materials. No plants or animals are damaged or harmed in in the manufacturing of our products.