MASTER ARTISAN OF TIKULI ART STATE AWARD WINNER
Profile of Artist:
Ashok Kumar Biswas is one of the pioneer among Tikuli artisans He has worked hard to revive this ancient art of Tikuli painting which was almost forgotten.
Tikuli Art was originated in Patna and is believed to be 800 years old art. The modern form of this art is seen as the incarnation of decorative “bindi” worn by women on the forehead. The motifs of hindu mythological characters are used in Tikuli Paintings. Patna-based Ashok Kumar Biswas has practically without any help restored this art. He has fused the tikuli craft with another art form of Bihar, Madhubani, to make decorative wall plates, coasters, table mats, wall hangings, trays, pen stands and other utility items. This painting is done on the glazed surface of hardboard plates. The process of making these paintings is a very tedious and time-consuming. These paintings are available in different sizes and shapes and are heat proof and water proof and are used for interior decorations like wall hangings and utility items like table mats and coasters.
Artist, craftsman, and painter Shree Ashok Kumar Biswas took Tikuli art to a whole new level. Tikuli art now serves as an economic beneficiary for over 300 women in Bihar. The noble efforts of the Biswas and the workmanship of these women are nationally and internationally acclaimed.
|Name:||ASHOK KUMAR BISWAS|
|Address:||Sona Art, 101, Devashray Apartment, Bhikhna Pahari, Patna- 800004, Bihar India|
|Phone No:||0612- 2662868, 9431881120, 7091152525|
|Whats app No:||9431426715|