A copper electroformed witches' broom or besom. These besom handles are made from real twigs of birch, copper electroformed with a black kyanite fan as the bristles.
Some brooms are straight, some are crooked and twisted, and this one is bent! This little witch broom is accented with a peach moonstone moon and tiny stars.
Broom is 3.5" long
20" chain is accented by faceted quartz gemstone beaded chain.
A besom is a tool used in Wicca to cleanse and purify a space which will be used for ritual. A traditional Wiccan besom is a hawthorn stave handle with bristles made from birch twigs. These twigs are tied on using thin pieces of willow wood.
The besom is a symbol of banishing, fertility, and cleansing. Its earlier use was specifically for Western European fertility rites. These Western European rites are the reason why people think witches ride on their brooms. The rites go like this, they straddle their besoms and then jump real high and around crops to encourage them to grow high and abundantly.
For modern witches, some uses are recorded as banishing negative energies, protection against nightmares, protection from bad energy and spells, channeling energy, and opening communication with the departed.