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Shaker Broom

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Shaker brooms were a sought after commodity. They were very popular and many copies were made by others. Modern manufacturing has mass produced brooms and I have owned and used a similar but not Shaker crafted broom. The demonstration of a perfectly crafted broom is that it will stand unassisted. It is a stepped process to make a broom and you can see the quality of the workmanship.

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  1. It is not always appreciated how personal a broom can be as a tool–a human-made implement often used daily. While in The Philippines, where brooms are made of bound-up reeds, the early morning ritual was that of sweeping everything in sight in the small village I was in. It was done hunched over, the broom having virtually no handle, and very thoroughly. Only then, it appeared, could the other routines of the day go ahead. And here, many small businesses find their owners not opening their doors until they’ve completely swept the sidewalk. It is very interesting to see this write-up and photos about Shaker Brooms.

    July 3, 2015 at 7:02 am

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