Tikuli art has a deep historical significance associated with it. ‘Tikuli’ is the term that is locally used for bindis, which are essentially colorful dots that women wear as accessories between their eyebrows. The bindi has been a symbol for the intellectual capacity of the feminine for time immemorial. Tikuli art originates from Patna over 800 years back. The creation of tikuli art is a tedious process that requires a great deal of patience. Artists employ hardboards as their surface to draw on, and cut it into ornate shapes.