Grass and Leaves Rug Weaver

Mat Maker

Minimum - 5th standard pass

Will be updated

The tasks a Mat Weaver, Grass and Leaves is expected to perform include:

Making mats from palm, coconut tree leaves and grass materials

Removing central rib from leaves

Drying leaves in sun to remove extra moisture

Cutting and dressing leaves to desired size

Inter-weaving dressed leaves to form mat of required size and design

Cutting off and concealing or weaving together loose ends to finish edges

Knowledge of making mat from palm, coconut tree leaves and grass materials

Proficient in watching out for flaws in produced mats

Ability to stitch mats with twine for strength and durability

Will be updated


Good aesthetic sense

Hand-eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

It requires one to sit and work

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Handicraft and carpet units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. 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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include strain, back ache, fatigue, stress, eye problems, musculoskeletal problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to cuts from using sharp tools, pain from using needles, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 5 years of experience or more - INR 13,000 to INR 15,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Employment Prospects and Significant Growth of Indian Handicrafts Industry

Indian Handicrafts represent beauty, dignity, form and style. In the 1970s, the government began initiatives for the preservation of crafts and skill upgrade to focus on meeting the challenges that 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% over the same period in 2013-14. Based on historical trends, the Handicrafts sector is expected to grow by 16% during 2013?17 and by another 16% during 2017?22. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Mat Weaver, Grass and Leaves.

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