Florence: hand-crafted brooms by George Jones Jr.
Among the most cherished crafts are those that are both beautiful and functional such as the brooms made by George Jones Jr. in Florence. A fourth-generation broom-maker, Jones uses some of the same equipment and techniques as his grandfather nearly a century ago. Jones makes broom handles from dogwood, oak and other native woods found on the family farm. His brooms are available at regional art shows and the gift shops of the Kentuck Art Center in Northport and the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.
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