Gunma Long Floor Broom, Lacquered Bamboo & Broom Corn

A long handled broom of lacquered bamboo and broom-corn, a kind of sorghum grass traditionally planted on 5th June and harvested around the 20th August - after about 75 days growth giving the optimum length between ligule (the point at which the stem splits) and tip for the production of properly measured corn brushes. Hand woven and bound in Gunma prefecture, Japan by some of the few remaining practitioners of this near lost art, craftsmen now mostly in their 80s and 90s who yet maintain the methods and traditions of workshops founded before the Meiji period. Very approximately 22cm across the head, and 140cm in length.

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£115.00 (Ex Tax:£95.83)