Reed Furniture Maker

Furniture Crafter

Reed Model Maker

Minimum 5th

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

Hand-eye coordination

Manual dexterity

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

Working hours
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