Batik by cap (pronounced "chop") or blok (block) is a rapidly
vanishing craft. It is produced entirely by hand in small family-owned
"factories" in the state of Terengganu on the east coast of Malaysia.
Both the rapid industrialization of the 90s and economic crisis at the end of that decade have contributed to the decline in batik production. Silk-screen printing of batik motifs is faster and cheaper and it is considered more progressive.
From http://www.batikmalay.com/ (MUST READ)
How Batik Chop Terengganu are made
|BATIK CHOP'S STAMP MAKING PROCESS|
|TESTING THE BATIK CHOP'S STAMP|
|STAMPING THE FIRST LAYER OF WAX ON BATIK CHOP|
|APPLYING COLOUR AND SECOND WAX COVERING THE BATIK|
|DYEING PROCESS AND REMOVING THE WAX BY BOILING THE BATIK|
|HANGING UP THE BOILED BATIK CHOP AND THE RESULT|
|STAMPS FROM THE BATIK CHOP'S MAKER AND PRODUCER|