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Crafts of India — Tikuli (Bihar)

Tikuli Art - The phoenix of Indian Art forms

Madhavi Verma Tikuli (Bihar)

Tikuli Art - The phoenix of Indian Art forms

  The phoenix of all the Indian art forms is the Tikuli art. Once a household name for the most rich and intricate art form, until a few years ago, faced the threat of extinction; or so to speak. Tikuli or the traditional Indian ‘bindi’ was once the most ornate form of art adorning the space in between the eyebrows of women. Dating back 800years, the art bears its origin in Patna, district of Bihar. Tikulis were made by melting glass, blowing it to a thin sheet and tracing the design patterns in natural colours. These were further embellished with...

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