Finnish caretaker's broom
An outdoor sweeping broom traditionally called a talkkari – caretaker - in its native Finland. This has a simple but robust construction, with the coarsest strongest palmyra fibres bolted and clamped into a galvanised steel stock, and held to control splaying by a welded, galvanised loop. Especially good for sweeping all outdoor areas, wet or dry, gathering leaves, and removing snow. Handmade by the craftspeople of a Finnish visually impaired workers cooperative. Supplied without a handle.