n 2nd of October,
isrecognized by UNESCO(United NationsEducational, Scientific, andCultural Organization) as a uniquehallmark of Indonesian heritage.
is originated fromJavanese, from Indonesia, as combinationof
(to write) and
(dot/point).The term was originally used for the traditional technique to color the cloth by manual wax-resist dyeing technique, but nowadays the term is used for thecloth that use
patterns even thoughthe cloth doesn’t use
maker uses the concept of resisting the dye using wax so dye colorsspecific part of cloth that is not waxed.Melted wax is applied to cloth before being dipped in dye then cloh ishung up to dry it.The melted wax is called
inJavanese language.Sometimes there is more than onecolor, which means there will be repeated process of waxing, dyeing, and drying.After the last drying, the wax needsto be dissolved by either dipped the clothin solvent or ironed between paper towelsor newspapers, to absorb the wax andreveal the characteristic of
: deeprich colors and fine crinkle lines.
, a tool of a copper bowl with spout, which where the waxwill seeps out, and wooden hand in whichthe copper part is inserted.Fine spout is used for delicate lineswhile wide spot is used to fill over the background area.There is also bowl with multiplespots to make rosette of 5/7 points.The job to make
is usually exclusive for woman,except in the area of
, the coast.In other areas, another extra toolused such as in Indramayu, a fishingcommunity, which they use
which is like a comb with fine needles to penetrate wax to make
, the dots.The
that made using cantingis called
is “write” inIndonesian.