Students then taped their designs onto the back of the fabric, centering them in order to create a border that could later be designed free hand with the tjanting
tools and hot wax.
It's a process of dyeing cotton, using a special tool called a tjanting
(pronounced jaunting) to apply hot wax to block out areas on the cotton.
After drawing my images on the pot with a permanent overhead projector pen (OHP) pen, I draw over these lines with lustre resist using a tjanting
, allowing for a great degree of control and I often refer to my technique as batik on clay.
SB SBIRRO (ITALIAN) SD SDRUCCIOLA (ITALIAN) SF SFORZANDO (ITALIAN) SG SGRAFFITO (ITALIAN) SV SVELTE (FRENCH) GM GMELINITE (GERMAN) TJ TJANTING
(INDOESNIAN) TS TSETSE (TSWANA) TZ TZIGANY (HUNGARIAN) VL VLEI (AFRIKAANS) VR VRAISEMBLANCE (FRENCH) ZH ZHO (TIBETAN) ZL ZLOTY (POLISH) ZW ZWIEBACK (GERMAN)"
This method is most preferred when producing large volumes of batik because it is simple and quicker than a tjanting
An epigram about Ron Silliman calls his work boring, much as Rodefer had called Tjanting
boring years ago, in an essay otherwise full of praise.
7) In brief passing, let me mention two of Spicer's disciples and their number-based poetry: Lyn Hejinians My Life (originally composed in thirty-seven sections of thirty-seven sentences) and Ron Silliman's Fibonacci-derived Tjanting
The site includes lively comments by readers who often disagree with the blogger's views, and also pages for Silliman's own poetry, including Tjanting
, a dazzling long poem structured according to the Fibonacci number system.
has a wooden handle and a copper kettle with a small downward spout at its end.
When Hejinian writes on the book jacket of Ron Silliman's experimental long poem Tjanting
that "The reader recognizes every word," she unequivocally departs from the Poundian or Joycian mode of semantic difficulty.
And so, for all its obvious fascination, Tjanting
(to take the magnum opus before the epic) creates its own dilemma just to the extent that it lacks form and direction.
McGann offers Charles Bernstein's "For Love Has Such a Spirit That If It Is Portrayed It Dies" (from Controlling Interests ) and Ron Silliman's Tjanting
(1981) as representative of the two possibilities.