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MILLET BROOM WITH TIMBER HANDLE

$110.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $27.50 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

TIMBER

MILLET BROOM WITH TIMBER HANDLE

$110.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $27.50 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

SLOW MADE
HERITAGE COMPANY
NATURAL MATERIALS

A traditional millet broom with a Tasmanian oak handle, designed for indoor and outdoor use. Millet is ideal for trapping dust and crumbs as you sweep and this beautiful broom will stand the test of time. Made by a company that has been in production since 1946 and family owned and run since the last 1970s. It is the last remaining millet broom factory in Australia.  

The broom-making process 
Millet is planted as a staggered 90 day crop over a 6 month period, grown at 3 different farms in the Tumut area. It is then harvested by hand and armfuls of stalks are bent over, using a small knife to remove the millet heads. Next, the millet is dried for a day in the field and then over racks inside for 3 weeks. Lastly, it's delivered to the factory where it is bound into the handle and machine stitched.

History
The factory opened in 1946 as a rural co-operative in Tumut, NSW. In 1978, it was taken over by the Wortes' and Richards' families who still own and run the company today.

Size 145cm long with 36cm wide x 4cm high head.

Material Tasmanian oak handle and millet.

Origin Tumut, Australia.