Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Carved Kitchen Broom


Artist Statement: The carved kitchen broom is our most versatile overall broom with "Tree Spirit" carving on the handle. Not only can you use it …… it sweeps better and lasts many times longer than its commercial counterparts. This broom is extremely functional and decorative as well as being a blessing to your home. The “Tree Spirits” or “Green Man” is a traditional style of woodcarving dating back to the Middle Ages. Each carving is done by hand, using only traditional German hand carving tools.

It was believed by them of the old religions that if one could capture the spirit of the tree and bring it to their home, it would protect their home and good fortune would follow. Our woodcarvings are completely hand-carved by us using traditional wood carving tools and techniques. We do not use any form of mechanical reproduction, such as rotary tools. We believe in honoring the life of the wood. You can tell and feel the difference in something that has been carved by hand verses industrial equipment. Our most versatile overall broom. Not only can you use it …… it sweeps better and lasts many times longer than it’s commercial counterparts. Extremely functional and decorative as well as being a blessing to your home.As in all our brooms, the brush fiber is made of only the highest quality 100% broomcorn. The handles are kiln-dried hardwoods from the Ozark Mountains. The raw materials, tools and techniques used date back hundreds of years. We do every aspect of the work, from harvesting the raw materials out of nature to the finished piece. A balance between function, d├ęcor and the sacred is our purpose.

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