Stories Madhubani Sikki grass Art

Sikki grass crafts are various handicrafts that are made from a special kind of grass known as sikki found in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India. The art of making items from sikki grass is an ancient one in the province of Bihar.

 

 

The story of Sikki Art dates back to an early vedic period in India when it was practiced in the midst of a nomadic life inching towards settlement; the cultural experience around the then Mithilia region in Bihar was no different. The native of this region had begun experimenting creatively with the natural resources available. Maithali women , in particular, had started making utensils for storage of grains and household goods and the raw material they used was Sikka Grass grown in marshy areas around water bodies, found in abundance the region. 


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