Parts of Canting (Stylus)

(1) Gagang (stem)

Gagang is the tail end of canting, placed on the bank, to be inserted into real handle.

(2) Nyamplungan (tank)

The nyamplungan is the main part of the canting. It is used to scoop the liquid hot wax out of wajan (pan) just before batiking.

(3) Carat or cucuk (needle)

The carat or cucuk is the part formed like a bent pipe which forms the channel through which the hot liquid wax in nyamplungan (tank) passes onto the cloth in batiking process.

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