canting

Textile tool in the form of a metal nib of a wax applicator used for batik, called 'canting'. It is used with a bamboo holder. The nib is constructed in three parts: in two, the piece of flat metal has been rolled into a tube. The middle piece has been folded in half and sealed at the sides to create a reservoir to which the two tubular pieces are attached in the bottom corners. One ot the two is of a narrower diameter, and has a closed end which slots into the bamboo holder. The other one curves downward, and the hot wax flows out onto the cloth through it.

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