About – Broom & Basket Shop
Phone: (319) 622-3315
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Broom & Basket Shop
618 - 8th Avenue
West Amana, IA 52203

Monday - Saturday by chance
Closed Sundays

T,Th,Fri & Sat 10-4
Closed Sundays

OPEN FOR SEASON MARCH 8th M-Sat 10-4 Closed Sundays


Welcome to the Broom & Basket Shop online.

WE HAVE NOW MADE IT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE OUR HANDMADE BROOMS ONLINE!!  So please browse through our wonderful selection of brooms.  Of course, we also encourage you to visit us in person to see our brooms and baskets being made by hand in West Amana, Iowa.

We offer a wide variety of hand-made brooms and baskets that are useful as well as decorative.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us.


The art of broom making was revived in 1972 by Norman and Joanna Schanz in a small shop in West Amana that is still here today.  The art of willow basket making and the cultivation of willow patches in the Amana Colonies was also revived by Joanna Schanz in 1977 under the guiding hand of Philip Dickel (1900-1981) the last active basket maker of the Amana Colonies.

To learn more about broom and basket history click here, History.