Fancy Bittersweet Cobweb BroomMarlow Gates
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Long and thin cobweb broom with a unique twisted handle made of bittersweet from the Blue Ridge Mountains. These brooms are meant to be used. When the broom wears out, the handle may be returned to the broommaker, and the sweep will be replaced for a nominal fee.
- 54″long x 3″wide x 3″deep
- Made in NC
One-of-a-kind cobweb broom entirely handmade in the old Appalachian mountain style by second generation broommakers, Marlow and Diana Gates. The handles are chosen with care, using only trees or saplings condemned by progress or ready for beneficial pruning. The sweep, made from the tassel of the broom corn plant, is securely tied and spread to give maximum use and years of enjoyment.