Weaver, Handloom

Weaving Loom Operator

Minimum Diploma in Textiles

Minimum experience of 1 year in a relevant field

The tasks a Weaver, Handloom is expected to perform include:

Weaving the cloth from the yarn on the handloom

Mounting the warp beam on the loom

Setting the heald frame in position during the weaving process

Drawing the ends of the warp yarn from the beam through the use of a comb

Fastening the warp yarn together to the cloth winding roll

Placing full bobbins of weft yarn in the shuttle

Operating the loom by pressing and relieving the two foot levers alternately

Lowering the heald while simultaneously pulling the string with the jerk with one hand

Throwing the shuttle across the warp yarn from side to side

Moving the comb forward and backward so that it properly fills up the weft yarn

Drawing the broken ends of the yarn through the heald and comb and then knotting them

Replacing the empty bobbins in the shuttles

Removing the cloth from the roll when the required length has been woven

Resizing and dying the woven yarn

Winding the yarn on the bobbins or beam

Drawing the ends of the yarn from the warp beam through the healds

Skilled in weaving yarn on the handloom

Proficient in rising the warp beam on the loom

Skilled in adjusting the heald frame in the weaving process

Efficient in winding the yarn on the bobbins

Basic knowledge of cloth manufacturing

Skilled in resizing and dying the woven yarn

Not required


Good listening skills





It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15, 000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Textiles and Handloom Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the handloom industry of India has stated that the Indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of Indian culture. Along with this fact the sector employs about 4.3 million people and this makes it the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture.

The report suggests that this sector accounts for around 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in the country (excluding wool, silk and yarn) and has the largest infrastructure with 2.3 million weaving looms. The total handloom cloth production in India reached 6.9 billion sq m in 2012?13 which was up from 6.6 billion sq m in 2008?09. The country supplies 95 per cent of world demand for hand woven fabric.

With all these figures it is safe to say that the demand for a Weaver, Handloom is there in the present and will increase in the coming years.

Textile manufacturing units

Weaving units

Cities and towns across India