Canting tools (6), batik swatches (8) and batik brochures (2), cotton / bamboo / copper / string / wax / paper, maker unknown, Indonesia, 1958-1968
Canting (tjanting) with cylindrical bamboo handle cut to a tapered blunt point at the upper end into which an oval copper bowl with downward angled spout is fitted. The spout is secured to the bamboo cylinder with orange thread. Five of the canting have a single spout, one canting has five spouts.
Eight cotton swatches stapled together illustrating the various stages involved in the batik making process. The swatches feature an identical floral motif. Each swatch has dye resist wax added to a different area of the pattern to preserve areas of colour concluding with the finished product in cream, black and mustard on a red ground.
Small brochure made of thin card featuring corresponding numbered fabric batik samples and descriptions of the batik making process. The brochure, entitled 'Balai Penelitian Batik and Reradjinan Batik and Handicraft Research Institute', is folded in three sections. The centre section describes the batik-making process and is in numbered steps 1 through to 9. The left section features five rectangular fabric samples displayed vertically and numbered from 1-5 with four fabric samples numbered 6-9 on the right section. Each fabric sample has pinked edges and is glued inside a black rectangular border. The text is written in English and Indonesian.
Brochure folder made of thin card decorated in a batik design in orange and pale yellow on a purple ground and decorated with the text 'batik' in silver foil. Glued to the inside of the folder is a single sheet of folded paper smaller in size than the cover entitled 'Introduction'. The right-hand side of the sheet of paper contains a typewritten introduction explaining the three main aims of the batik exhibition held in Jakarta, June 1968.