Carpet Etcher

Carpet Impresser

Carpet Carver

The tasks a Carpet Embosser is expected to perform include:

Trimming the edges of floral designs or patterns on carpets to give a raised appearance

Spreading the carpet on an even surface

Cutting wool on floral designs with hand scissors to give a raised appearance to the design

Chalking around or stencilling the outline of designs on carpets and creating an embossed effect by clipping wool either wholly under or wholly outside the design

Knowledge of chalking and stencilling designs on carpets

Well-versed in using hand scissors to give a raised effect to designs on carpets

Adept with achieving an embossed effect by clipping wool

Knowledge of spreading out the carpet on an even platform

Knowledge of preparing designs



Precision in work

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Good hand eye coordination skills

It is a not a field 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 not available

Working hours
Being self-employed is an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

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), Low Vision (LV) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Occupational hazards include asthma, respiratory morbidity, obstructive lung diseases, vision disorders, minor cuts, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to dust, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers - INR 50 to INR 150 per day

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 150 to INR 300 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth Estimates and Latest Trends of the Handicrafts & Carpet Sector in India

The carpet Industry is one of the prime industries that is entirely demand-driven. Indian carpet exporters, based on demand, are now manufacturing woollen hand tufted carpets that have a ready demand abroad. It was surprising to learn that exporters did not manufacture for the domestic market. Demand at home is minimal because of the tropical climate that India has. Also, carpets are one of the high-end furnishing items for a middle class Indian. For example, we found during our survey, a medium quality, average sized [5 feet by 8 feet] carpet will cost around INR 25,000- 30,000. The price of an Indian made carpet thus becomes comparatively high for Indian households.

On an average one tufted carpet goes through approximately 30-35 pairs of hand from the time an order for a carpet is placed to an exporter. It would take 7-10 days to finish a tufted carpet of five inch by eight inch size and of medium quality. In the current times, there is a heavy demand for low-quality tufted carpet than the high-quality hand knotted carpet.

The Indian carpet industry is a unique industry and this is expected to grow in the near future but with the channelization and organization of the industry. The carpet industry in India will flourish further because of the vast artistic skill in the form of artistic weavers. Then labour cost here also is low which is another advantage and favourable factor for growth. Carpet designs in India are very innovative. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Carpet Embosser across towns and cities in India.

Handicrafts and carpet factories across India


Towns and cities across India