Batik tulis, or "handwritten" batik, is designed using a canting. This pen-like tool features a wooden handle, a copper container that holds the wax which connects to a copper spout that is used to draw the motif. Using a heated blend of plant resins and paraffin, the artisan then draws the design following the motif previously drawn in pencil. For larger patterns, a stiff brush may also be used to produce batik lukis or "painted batik.
Nyanting that is also called nglengreng is a process of creating pattern on a piece of linen cloth using a hot-melted wax poured through a small spout called Canting. The wax-patterned cloth, then will be coloured by soaking it in a barrel of natural dye solution. The dye usually comes from fermentation process of various local plants.