Broomcorn Drumming

Branching out from our traditional brooms and whisks, we also make a range of handcrafted brushes and sticks for drummers and percussionists. We have been working with some talented musicians locally and as far afield as California and Texas to develop these products, and we have received some great feedback.

Every brush is individually handmade, crafted from the same materials and traditional techniques used in our other brooms and whisks. Read more about the broom making process here.

round BROOMCORN BRUSH

Single Brush: $25 / Pair: $45

Our Round Broomcorn Brush is a long bundle of broomcorn with a woven jute handle, and stitched round with waxed cotton.

The handles are made from the stems of the broomcorn that forms the head of the drumstick. Jute is used for the weaving on the handle, maintaining the traditional woven design of our whisks while providing a narrower handle more suited to drumming. Two rounds of stitching hold the broomcorn tight against the core of the drumstick which is made from a short length of hickory wood.

Length: 20"

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Flat Broomcorn Brush

Single Brush: $30 / Pair: $55

We first made these broomcorn drum brushes as a custom order for a local drummer, who was looking for a traditional brush design for use with a djembe.

The brushes have a unique feel and add depth to the sound of traditional wire brushes. They are made solely of broomcorn, bound together with wire and jute, with a short leather strap. The design is similar to our Turkey Wing Whisk, with broad sweep at the base of the brush head.

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Length: 14"

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Mini Broomcorn Brush

Single Brush: $8 / Pair: $14

The Mini Broomcorn Brush is a 9" long bundle of broomcorn, with a handle made from tightly wrapped jute.

The Mini Brush was developed following requests for a brush for use with small hand drums, and in particular the Bodhran.

Length: 9"

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