Batik is a centuries-old method of dyeing using wax as a resist (to seal in color). Tjanting (pronounced “chanting”) is the oldest method of batik.
Hand-formed basic tjanting tools have different sized spouts and several may be used on one piece of fabric.
Wax melting pot (over live flame).
This technique requires great skill, patience and a steady hand.
The word “tjanting” means “applying little dots.”
Again wax is applied by following pencil lines on a sketch.
A woman paints a sarong.