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Batik applicator tool (tjanting, canting)

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Wax applicator tools (canting) for batik process with bamboo handle and copper bowl-like reservoir and small spout.

Provenance

Gift from Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey to the MFA, April 12, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grafton D. Dorsey

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, 19th century

Object Place

Java

Dimensions

2.7 x 8.9 cm (1 1/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

45.245

Medium or Technique

Copper and bamboo

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Equipment