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Batik – A traditional way of decorating cloth by the wax-resist or “negative” painting method. The cloth is first coated with hot wax, then melted, leaving the waxed part uncolored. Repeated waxings and dyeings creates a cloth with beautiful patterns and designs.

Many kind of Batik designs

The canting, is a small thin wall spouted copper container (sometimes called a wax pen) that is connected to a short bamboo handle. The copper container is filled with melted wax and the artisan then uses the canting to draw the design on the cloth.

Canting have different sizes of spouts (numbered to correspond to the size) to achieve varied design effects. The spout can vary from 1 mm in diameter for very fine detailed work to wider spouts used to fill in large design areas.

Process of making Batik

photos are taken from expat.or.id

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