Although technology have mostly made the broom-making industry outdated, people still produce brooms by hand in some parts of the world.

Iran (IMNA) - Most people seldom consider the history of the household broom they buy at the hardware store.

Growing a particular plant called broomcorn (Sorghum bicolor) is the first step in creating brooms. It is planted as a garden crop, and the long, fibrous panicle is gathered. Pigeons and other household animals are fed the seeds.

A booming broom trade emerged in response to the increase in farming, transforming settlements into communities centered on crafts.

To make the brooms, tassels are wrapped in readiness for tying after the seeds from the heads are threshed out. To give it a nice aspect, shorter stalks are utilized for the inner layers and longer stalks are used for the outside layers.

The broom must then be tied on, which takes a lot of power to be given to it. The artisan attaches himself to the rope with a belt to minimize the strain and rub the broom on the rope while drawing and tying the string ever-tighter. In four or five spots, the craftsman ties it; This makes the handle of the broom. Join us to see the art of making brooms through the lens of IMNA.

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