In a time when most jobs no longer require physical labor due to advanced technology, the detailed process of making brooms by hand is remarkable. Every broom is carefully crafted by skilled workers with precision and expertise that no machinery can match, resulting in brooms that fit every household.
It all starts with sourcing out the broom grass in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, specifically in Quang Ngai and Gia Lai Province. The grass is then dried under the sun for 3 to 4 hours, which is an essential step to ensure the broom's durability.
From there, the meticulous work begins. Broom makers carefully tie the grass together using plastic wire to create uniform bristles, each of the same size and length. Some bristles even incorporate long, hard stems to add structure.
The bristles are then combined to create the broom head using a plastic or metal wire. This wire is attached to the wall to ease the tying process. Broom makers diligently tie all the bristles together, ensuring they are secure as they pull the wire tighter and tighter.
Once the broom head is fully assembled, the handle is securely tied using the same wire, adding an extra layer of durability. In some cases, hard stems are inserted into the broom's handle, providing additional volume and space.