Around the different provinces in the Philippines, Baguio has attempted to become the nation’s “Whisk Broom Capital.” However, similar brooms can be made in many locations in the Philippines. The name “Baguio City” may be affected because the province is a popular tourist destination in the country. Further, the Philippine Whisk Broom or Soft Brooms’ primary material is flower stalks from tiger grass. And tiger grass grows in areas like Baguio in Benguet and Aliem in Ilocos Sur.
Known as a ‘walis tambo,’ this traditional Filipino broom is used to sweep polished or relatively smooth floors around the house and even on balconies and porches. Renowned for its practicality and longevity, it has long been a staple in Filipino households. It is easy to recognize with its brushstroke design. Soft brooms are convenient for sweeping hard floors or surfaces. In this way, the person using the Walis Tambo does not have to roll to pick up or collect the dust or other material swept up by the broom.
Walis Tambo in the Philippines has different variations. Two of these are famous, such as with the same handle and or with a different stick. A handle is made out of a long wooden stick that is usually under one meter in length. The fibers are tightly fastened to the broomstick using a tie wire. There are specific designs, though, that make use of the long grass stalks themselves as handles rather than separate sticks.
Inspired by the unique features of the Philippines Walis Tambos’ strand, we created a brush stroke pattern on our carpet. Just like the broom, we the natural wood color beige with highlights of the color pink, purple and blue. Symbolizing the strings that join the fibers. This custom carpet is enticing for bedrooms and offices.
If you love this inspired brushstroke carpet design, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about our custom carpet program. This program offers budget-friendly options starting at $21/SY. We design custom wall-to-wall broadloom carpet patterns, carpet tiles, or rugs with many color variations. Whether you need carpeting for your multi-family, office, or hospitality project, we have you covered every step.