Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • North or Central America
  • broom, late 1800s–1980
  • wood, plant fiber, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 81 x 21 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 31 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2318

The broom handle is carved from a piece of wood with bark. The top half of the handle still has bark, with two horizontal bands with an "X" between them. The bottom half has been carved to about half of the diameter. The bristles are a round bundle of grass-like fibers.