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[ArtsEd] Re: tjanting and tjap in batik.....

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Courtney (court)
Mon, 01 Jun 1998 16:28:02 +0800

Dear Bunki:

I am sorry to tell you that I am not quite pleased with your remark. If
you have any sense of respect about another culture, I think you have to be
more conscious of your language and expression. I don't pretend to know
everything, but I do know some thing. Saying words like 'Duh!' to describe
foreign words can really offend some people whose culture is different from
yours. But other than that, thank you for complimenting my flour mixture
contribution. :)

FYI (i.e. for your information), Indonesians pronounce words as they are
spelled (very similar to a practice Filipinos do). Therefore, the closest
western pronunciations I can come up with are as follows:

tjanting /t' jun ting/ rhymes with hunting
tjap /t' jup/ rhymes with pup

In answer to your questions:
Q: Do you need to thin down the tempera paint like watercolor?
A: Well,in a way--yes, you should work with it as you would using
watercolor or paint. Just don't make it too watery.

Q: If we used textile dye, would it be expensive?
A: It would be more practical to buy the textile dye for the whole class,
because these usually come in relatively bigger bottles which could be
shared. Whereas, if your students have their own set of paints, there is
no need to buy textile dye.

Q: Can I find it at an arts/crafts store?
A: Probably, you can ask your fellow Americans for that.

If you seek clarification, don't hesitate to e-mail me directly.


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