|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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