The word batik (or batique) was took from Indonesian word: ”tik”, and Javanese word: ”amba”. ”Tik” meaning ”dot” (or ”point”), and ”amba” meaning ”to write” (or ”to do”). There are several steps to make batik. Apply melted wax to cloth, then dipped in dye. To Make any shape within it, use canting. Canting is the tool used for applying hot wax by hand. The Canting is made of two element: a copper bowl with a spout, and a bamboo holder into which the copper part is inserted. Canting 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 canting which has multiple spouts.
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It's simple. Need high skillhands to produce handpainted batik. Many years ago, batik maker made batik not only for their hobby or money oriented, but they put full of philosophies and educations within it. With Batik, your fashion looks elegant, ethnic, and special.
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