Tikuli is a kind of hand-painted art and has a history of more than 800 years. This painting style has its origins in Patna, Bihar. Tikuli Art has a deep historical meaning associated with it. It is a locally used term for Bindi.
Tikuli artists use hardboards to create paintings. Cut the hardboard into various shapes such as circles, rectangles, triangles and squares. The artist then applies 45 layers of enamel to a cut piece of wood. Every time you apply paint, sand the wood with sandpaper and polish it.
Tikuli art was brought back to the modern mainstream by Chitracharya Padmashree Upendra Marathi, who painted on a glass-walled hardboard at a Japanese exhibition. Tikuli craftsmen also strive to rejuvenate form in the modern context by making different utility products with Tikuli Art on them.