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Rickshaw Art of Bangladesh | Photo: Maciej Dakowicz

Rickshaw Art of Bangladesh | Photo: Maciej Dakowicz

Street art as a genre has a number of enthusiastic artists and patrons. However, Rickshaw Art, which is yet another popular art form that finds its expression on the streets, is not that well known. This unique form of art is what could be called “peoples’ art” and it combines within itself a number of elements including folklore, movie, political and commercial imagery and techniques.
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Art with Tiffin Boxes | Photo: Humayunn N A Peerzaada

Art with Tiffin Boxes | Photo: Humayunn N A Peerzaada

‘Kala Ghoda’ refers to a black horse in a statue of King Edward VIII mounted on it. The statue is long gone and the erstwhile Esplanade Road, Bombay is now Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai.

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The Highway Princess | Photo: spearhawk

The Highway Princess | Photo: spearhawk

Truck drivers in Pakistan treat their trucks like true princesses. They may not get the same treatment from the under-maintained roads but decorated with a riot of colors, the trucks reflect a striking aspect of landscape and colorful society of Pakistan. Countries like Afghanistan, Indonesia and other countries in Central and South America may follow the same trend but the prevalence of the practice makes it unique in Pakistan. Moreover, you would be surprised to know that the decoration costs of trucks may reach as much as US$ 4000 or more without any direct economic benefit in return.

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