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Basket Mender

Trim and repair rattan baskets prior to application of protective coating.

What does a Basket Mender 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.