Brooms are made of stiff fibers attached to a cylindrical handle. The fibers can be made of plastic, hair, corn husks, or other materials. One of the most common natural materials for brooms is broomcorn, a variety of sorghum grass that has long, tasseled stalks. Broomcorn is harvested and dried, then bundled and sewn into a flat shape. The handle can be made of wood, metal, or plastic. Brooms are used for sweeping floors, walls, and other surfaces.