Khas Screen Maker

Root Screen Maker

The tasks a Khas Tatti Maker is expected to perform include:

Collecting dry khas roots

Preparing bamboo frames of required size

Spreading layers of khas roots to make bed of required thickness

Fastening it into bamboo frame with bamboo splinters to support on both sides and binding them with thin rope or sutli

Trimming edges to complete screen

Knowledge of inspecting khas for signs of insect and fungal infestation

Ability to weave, cut and size khas straps into mat/screen

Will be updated

Creative mind


Eye for detail

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Good aesthetic sense

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 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 Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

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

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

For freshers - INR 5000 to INR 6000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience or more - INR 7000 to INR 8000 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. These factors indicate good job prospects for Khas Tatti Maker in India.

Vetiver root manufacturers across India

Towns and cities across India