The Shuro hemp palm Hand Brush effectively removes tabletop crumbs, coffee mill grinds, and cupboard dust. The hemp palm is rolled to create durable yet supple and fine bristles to clean surfaces easily and safely. Bound by copper in bundles of 3 with a wooden handle, this time-tested brush is beautiful and functional. It can also be paired with the lightweight Harimi Dustpan.
About the artisan and craft:
The brooms and brushes are bundled and bound by Yamamoto Katsunosuke Shoten in Wakayama Prefecture - a region known for making hemp palm tools for the home. Legend says that the first palm seeds were brought to Japan by a monk who traveled to China 1,200 years ago and planted them in a temple in this area of Wakayama. With a warm and temperate, the region is the ideal climate for hemp palm to grow naturally.
Dimensions: 24 x 10 cm (9.5 x 4 in)
Before using, gently shake the broom to rid debris from the bristles, or wash with water.
Always hang the broom by the rope attached to the end of the handle when not in use. Avoid placing it on the floor as the bristles will crease and make it difficult to sweep.
How to wash the broom:
Place the broom in running water and gently comb the bristles of the broom with your fingers or a scrubbing brush.
Hang the broom to dry in an area with plentiful airflow. Avoid placing it under the sun.