Appalachian Artisan Brooms
OUR BROOMS: Sistercraft makes colonial Appalachian style brooms. We use 100% natural broomcorn, solid wood handles, and twine or reused leather in keeping with older traditions of American broom-making before industrialization. When we make brooms, whisks and pot scrubbers in the Appalachian tradition, we remember that the history of broom-making in America comes from a diverse colonial world where Native, African, and European broomdashers (broom-makers) interacted and shared knowledge of broom-making from their home countries. Brooms were needed on an everyday basis to clean pots, brush away soot, curry animals, and clean boots. Brooms were also used to celebrate marriages and new homes. Sistercraft seeks to honor these old traditions in our handmade brooms. Our brooms can be decorative and they do look so lovely on a wall, by a fireplace, or hanging on a door. They are also sturdy and can be used on a daily basis.