There are several steps to make batik. Apply melted wax to cloth, then dipped in dye. To Make any shape within it, use tjanting. Tjanting is the tool used for applying hot wax by hand. The tjanting is made of two element: a copper bowl with a spout, and a bamboo holder into which the copper part is inserted. Tjanting with fine spouts are used for the most delicate lines, while a wide spouts allows the wax to flow quickly over background areas. Rosettes of five or seven dots are made with a tjanting which has multiple spouts. The other tool used for create design is tjap, or wooden or metal designed block which is used as the stamp on textile.
Batik or fabrics with the traditional batik patterns are found in (particularly) Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Azerbaijan, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, and Singapore.
|Batik makers in the first half of 20th century|