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A Javanese woman applying wax in the intricately involved patterns with a canting (tjanting), a small copper container with a long  slender spout.

From time to time she blows on the tip of the canting to secure an easy flow of the wax.

Basically, as an art, batiking is painting. The canting is used to produce the picture; its size depending on the type and degree of fineness of the lines or points desired. A canting with more than a spout (it can be up to seven) is used for patterns with dot forms.

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