Cane Furniture Maker

Furniture Crafter

Cane Model Maker

Minimum 5th

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Furniture Maker, Cane is expected to perform include:

Making cane furniture by sizing and dressing the required cane pieces, bending them to shape by heating, and fastening parts together with cane strips and nailing them

Studying the pattern, size and design of furniture to be made

Selecting the cane rods, cutting them to the required length, and shaving the pieces to remove projections

Heating the frame pieces and other sticks with a blow torch, and bending them to the desired shape

Fastening the sticks together and weaving the wickers in, through and around the frame, cutting off and concealing or weaving together the loose ends to finish the edges

Winding the wickers around the joints to strengthen and conceal them

Proficiency in handling various instruments related to making cane furniture

Competent in identifying defects

Well-versed in the various processes of making furniture with cane

Knowledge of the various styles of cane furniture

Ability to polish or paint furniture

Knowledge of fitting cushions in chairs, sofa sets, etc.

Knowledge of undertaking the repair work of old furniture

Hand-eye co-ordination

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Good aesthetic sense

Precision skills

Diligent and hard-working

It requires on to be on their feet

Need not handle a team

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 cane strips, nails, cutting tools, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience - INR 140 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 5 yearsof experience or more - INR 200 to INR 300 per day

(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.

Cane furniture making units across India


Towns and cities across India