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Entirely hand crafted by a skilled artisan.
Made in Japan
Length 25cm 10"
Width 12cm 5"
This size is larger than most other Japanese shuro brushes available in the market.
Material: Shuro (Japanese Hemp Palm) fibre + bound with copper wire
These vernacular brushes are made of only carefully selected best quality fibres. They are skilfully sorted and bundled into rolls, then wrapped tightly with copper wire by fine craftsmanship. There are several other shuro broom makers in Japan, but please note that these are top of the range.
Shuro bark has thick layers of fibre, and has been used in many ways such as brushes, ropes, nets, marine fittings and thatching roofs, dating back several hundreds years.
Shuro fibre is very flexible yet durable and long lasting. Each string of fibre is thin, soft, elastic and catches dust well, so it is ideal to sweep a tricky corner of the room.
The plant oil contained in fibre would help give natural glow on the floor, which is one of the reasons the Japanese people used shuro to sweep tatami mats. Also it is free from static electricity unlike nylon ones.
Shuro fibre resists water very well, which made this tool even more useful for daily household chores in kitchen and bathrooms, and after many years, in gardens as well. These brooms are meant to be used for 10 - 15 years.
The maker, Koji Nakamura, learned this vernacular method of broom making from his grandfather. That was the life in the mountain area where he grew up and lives, and hunts wild animals as a seasonal profession. To make very best of the kind, Nakamura carefully selects shuro fibre so that his brooms can be durable and last longer, as well as paying a detailed attention to make them both functional and beautiful.
palm table top brush
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Please avoid storing this item under direct sunlight.
Do not leave this item near fire or extreme heat - wood burner, cooker, stove, incinerator, or bonfire - shuro fibres contains natural oil, and can catch fire easily.
If they are stored hung by the loop attached to the handle, the fibres can breathe and are most likely to last longer and retain their shape.
When it is new, dust from the fibres would fall onto floor. It will be gone after couple of times' sweeping.