Bamboo Furniture Maker
Bamboo Furniture Crafter
Previous relevant work experience
The tasks a Furniture Maker, Bamboo is expected to perform include:
Making bamboo furniture by sizing and dressing bamboo pieces, drilling holes, building the frames and body with strengthening pieces
Studying the pattern, size or design of furniture to be made
Collecting seasoned bamboo stakes (rods) and soaking them in water
Removing stakes from the bath when soft
Cutting and removing thin splints and splitting them into strips of desired size and thickness
Cutting the selected bamboo into specific sizes, drilling holes where necessary and setting them into the required pattern
Completing the object by weaving the seat, back and other parts as necessary and fastening the ends either with bamboo or cane strips
Proficiency in handling various instruments related to making bamboo furniture
Competent in identifying defects
Well-versed in the various processes to make furniture with bamboo
Knowledge of the various styles of bamboo furniture
Knowledge of particular articles such as tables, chairs, sofa-sets, etc.
Ability to undertake repair work
Attention to detail
Good aesthetic sense
Diligent and hard-working
It requires one to be on their feet
May need to handle a team of helpers
Local travelling is not a part of this job
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is available
Handicraft and carpet units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
Shift system maybe available
Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg(OL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV), and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)
This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Occupational hazards may include minor injuries to the hand and fingers, back aches, tiredness, etc.
Health risks include possible injuries due to handling bamboo strips, nails, cutting tools, etc.
For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month
For candidates with 5 yearsof experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Employment Prospects and the Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry
The story of Indian handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade with respect to the challenges the sector was facing. However the focus shifted to export in the later decades. It plays a significant role in the country?s economy and provides employment to more than 7.3 million people mostly from rural and semi-urban areas. Today, handicrafts and handcrafted gift items manufactured and exported from India are much sought after and have established an unsurpassable reputation in the international market. According to provisional data, the export of Indian handicrafts in the period of April-August 2014-15 has shown an increase of US$ 256.32 million, which is about 18.06 per cent over the same period in 2013-14.
Based on historical trends, the handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16 per cent from 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent from 2017?22.
Bamboo product manufacturers across India
Furniture manufacturers across India
Towns and cities across India
Will be updated
Institute of Village Enterprise Development for Handicraft Artisans
Uravu, Wing of the State Bamboo mission formed under the Department of Industries