Corn hand brush made by Japanse artisan
For table / desk top, kitchen worktop, window ledge etc.
Made of broom corn (sorgham) straws, bound by fine craftsmanship.
Corn broom making used to be widely seen in Japan, in each region's distinct binding style. It's long straws are very flexible and ideal for sweeping tricky corners in the room.
These small brushes are made in the Kanuma area style. Hemp yarn woven on the handle serves both as structural support and as decoration, showing tradicitonal checker patterns.
Kanuma brooms have been renowned for its elaborate binding and long lasting utility. Now, Kibigara Kobo is one of the very few surviving traditional corn broom makers in Japan.
Kibigara Kobo (meaning, broom corn studio) is one-woman operation by Sanae Masukata. She is the 3rd generation Kanuma broom maker, crafting in the way she learned from her father and grandfather.
She has a strong passion to carry on this otherwise extinct traditional craft, but only in the sustainable way that she feels it is right. The broom corn she uses is all organically and responsibly grown by herself and a few other farmers in the area.
Length 16cm approx 6 1/4 in
Width 2.0 cm approx 3/4 in
Due to handmade nature, each item slightly varies in size, colour and form.
Red Mustard Green Brown
organic Japanese sorgham ( broom corn)
About the Maker
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