Basket Mender

Trim and repair rattan baskets prior to application of protective coating.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Basket Menders do?

Trims and repairs rattan baskets prior to application of protective coating: Trims ends of rattan rods and reeds, using knives and shears. Removes thin hairlike strands of reed by singeing with gas torch. Reweaves defective sections of baskets to repair baskets. Removes and replaces defective reeds and rods. Rejects baskets unsuited for repair.


Should I be a Basket Mender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Basting Cleaner

    How to become a Basket Mender

    Most Basket Menders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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