"Swan in the Woods" Broom | Southern Highland Craft Guild Skip to content

“Swan in the Woods” Broom

Marlow Gates


Handmade broom. “This piece pays homage to a broom my father, Ralph Gates, made that he called “Over the Rainbow.”  It was one of his favorites.  The pine handle for this piece came from Ralph’s collection of interesting broom handle wood he left behind.”

  • 45″long x 11″wide x 4″deep
  • Pine, broomcorn, nylon cord
  • Made in NC

In stock

Categories: ,

Marlow Gates

Using natural wood handles and broomcorn, we make each broom by hand with techniques that date to the 1790s Diana prepares the handles by shaping, carving and sanding each one by hand. Marlow then ties the heads on the handles in an intricate hand-woven Shaker design. We both share in the design, sewing and finishing of each broom.

Number Of Tickets:
Scroll To Top