During my tea tour trip to China with Tao a couple of years ago, I was entranced by the abundance of beautiful, hand-made, all-natural material brooms everywhere.  The photos aren’t necessarily great quality but the brooms are.

Broom Yixing by temple  Broomette in Zhenge tea factory

Broom in Tong Mu Ms Wang

Broom in Wuyi B SMALL

Each one has its own personality.

Broom in Wuyi SMALL

Broom Zhenge White Tea Factory

Broom in Wuyi

Broom in Shanzhou B cropped  Broom in action

Broom in Wuyi town SMALL

Broom modern SMALL

Within a generation these handmade lovelies will probably be replaced by the plastic (non-biodegradable) ones above.  Colourful though, I suppose.