Bamboo Blinds Maker

Blinds Maker

The tasks a Chick Maker is expected to perform include:

Making reed or bamboo chicks by sizing and dressing reeds or bamboo wickers and fastening them together with twine

Collecting material, and cutting and sizing them into thin strips according to the design

Assembling and fastening the strips together with thin rope or twine to form them into mats of the desired size

Trimming the edges and fixing the cloth piping on four sides

Knowledge of inspecting bamboo for signs of insect and fungal infestation

Ability to weave, cut and size bamboo straps into mats

Well-versed in collecting material, and cutting and sizing them into thin strips according to design

Hand-eye coordination

Arm-hand steadiness

Manual dexterity

Knowledge of stitching coloured cloth over chicks

Attention to detail

Ability to focus for long hours

It requires one to sit and work

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 not 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

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)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory disorders, injuries, skin problems, cuts and wounds, etc.

Health risks include exposure to bamboo fibres, exposure to harmful levels of volatile glue and solvent used in paint and coating, sharp cutting tools, exposure to heavy dust, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks, confined spaces, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000per 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.

Blinds manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India