Cane Basket Maker
Minimum - 5th
Will be updated
The tasks a Basket Maker is expected to perform include:
Making baskets of the specified size and shape by interlacing willow, rattan or other materials
Forming the bottom of the basket by interlacing strips of bamboo or similar material with a framework of bamboo ribs
Inserting ribs around the edge of the bottom and between the woven sections of the bottom to serve as a framework for the sides
Bending the ribs perpendicular to the bottom and securing them to hold them in position for the weaving of the sides and weaving strips through the ribs until the sides are completed
Tapering or pointing the ends of the protruding ribs and bending and inserting them into the spaces in the top edge of the woven sides
Knowledgeable about the features of cane
Proficient in making designs with cane
Competent in working with cane and weaving cane
Finger and thumb agility
Ability to make solid bottom boards, using band saws, drill presses, and carpenters' hand tools
Knowledge of interlacing reeds through stakes (rods), secured in screw blocks, to form parts of basket, such as the woven bottom
Ability to design baskets
Alert and attentive
Creativity in furniture designing
It is a desk job
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
Handicrafts & 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 hands and fingers, back aches, fatigue, tiredness, etc.
Health risks include possible injuries due to handling cane strips, working continuously for long hours, etc.
For fresher - INR 140 to INR 200 per day
For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 200 to INR 300 per day
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Employment Prospects and Significant Growth of the Indian Handicrafts Industry
The story of Indian Handicrafts dates back to one of the oldest civilizations of the world. Indian handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970?s, the government initiated the preservation of crafts, skill upgrade, and addressed 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 exports 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 during 2013?17 and by another 16 per cent during 2017?22.
Cane basket manufacturing units across India
Towns and cities across India