Reed Furniture Maker
Reed Model Maker
Previous relevant work experience
The tasks a Furniture Maker, Reed is expected to perform include:
Making reed furniture by sizing and dressing reeds and weaving them with rope to the desired pattern
Studying the pattern, size or design of furniture to be made
Collecting material, cutting them into the required length and fastening them together with strings to the desired shape
Cutting off, concealing or weaving together loose ends to finish the edges
Completing the object by setting and fastening dry grass on the handles, top, bottom and edges with rope
Proficiency in handling various instruments related to making reed furniture
Competent in identifying defects
Well versed in the various processes for making furniture with reeds
Knowledge of the various styles of reed furniture
Ability to use rexine or leather for decoration and durability on the bottom, top, and handles
Knowledge of fabricating a particular article or part of the furniture
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 unit to unit
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 reed 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.
Reed furniture manufacturers across India
Towns and cities across India