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tjanting (batik tool)
  • Indonesia
  • tjanting (batik tool), late 1800s–1974
  • Where object was made: Jawa, Indonesia
  • bamboo, copper, string
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 2 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 3/4 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Barbara Michener
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3490

The pipe-like tool was used for applying wax resist in batik. The short length of bamboo is closed at one end. The open end has a copper bowl with a narrow tube directed downward. The bowl sits on an extension of bamboo and the tube is tied in place.