Blue Ridge Broom - Berea College Crafts. Beautiful brooms and whisks made in the traditional Appalachian style by students at Berea College in Kentucky. Their motto is "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth."
Today’s matcha is our Organic Ceremonial Grade, prepared with Chasen (bamboo whisk) and Chashaku (bamboo scoop) hand made by local master craftsman Tango Tanimura. All are available on our online store: kotomatcha.com
Japanese craftsman - making bamboo whisk : photo by Hiroshi Ohashi
Traditional washing up whisks. Made of rice root, which isn't rice at all but the root of a grass called zatacon, native to the arid Mexican highlands. From Iris Hantverk in Sweden, where visually impaired craftsmen produce beautiful handmade brushes.