The Flow Chart of The Traditional Process
Starching the cloth after the cloth has been washed
Smoothing the surface of the cloth by beating it with a wooden hammer
Covering the parts which shall be dyed brown (first waxing). Done on both sides, using a canting or a stamp.
Applying wax to the parts which shall remain white (second waxing). Done on both sides, using a canting or a stamp.
Dipping the waxed cloth in a blue dyebath (first dyeing).
Removing the first wax by scraping it with a piece of thin metal (partial wax removal).
Covering the parts which shall remain blue. Done on both sides, usually using a canting (third waxing).
Coloring the scraped parts with a brown dye (second dyeing).
Removing all the remaining wax in boiling water (complete wax removal).