Tjanting needles are used in creating Batik artwork. Traditional Batik is a form of textile art that uses wax as a dye-resist. By pouring hot wax into the needle, this tool allows the artist to draw a pattern directly onto fabric in very fine lines, creating areas on the fabric that will resist dye when applied.
Pen like tool used in Batik for applying melted wax to fabric in order to draw pictures and patterns. Hot wax is held in the reservoir.