Besom is a historical word for broom. Brooms started out as twigs tied to a sturdy pole. The besom is round because of the way it’s made, usually with birch sticks and the handle is made of hawthorn.
Willow wood was used to secure the twigs. Modern construction uses wire or string to
secure the twigs onto a pole with a nail instead of a wooden dowel.
Besoms were the first brooms and were used for sweeping just like today’s common broom. In
The current broom comes in all shapes, sizes, and different colors. They can be made of many materials and some come with dustpans. We have industrial ones, household ones and even small ones called whisk brooms for small jobs. Every household and most businesses have at least one broom today.