Tikuli art is a traditional folk art form originating from Bihar, a state in Eastern India. The art form involves creating intricate designs on paper using a fine-tipped bamboo stick or pen, usually in black or white ink.
The term "tikuli" refers to the lac bangles that are traditionally made in Bihar, and the art form is named after these bangles because the designs on the bangles are similar to the ones found in tikuli art.
Tikuli art is usually created by women and is passed down from generation to generation within families. The designs often incorporate elements from nature, such as flowers, leaves, and birds, as well as geometric shapes and patterns.