Batik Wax Applicator
Indonesians, especially the Javanese, are regarded as the world’s foremost practitioners of batik – a resist-patterning technique. To create batik, hot wax is painted on cloth using a tjanting, or stamped with a printing block called a tjap, before being dipped in vats of cool dye. Wax resists the dye in the patterned areas. The wax is then scraped off and reapplied to other areas of the cloth, which is dyed again.