Colorful trucks in Pakistan

Wandering in the South Asian country, you will see painted trucks like giant mobile vases.

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Colorful trucks in Pakistan
In the 1970s, American and European travelers returned home with pictures of trucks and buses painted brightly running across the streets of Pakistan. Paradise, a book about traveling from Turkey through Iran to South Asia, captured the surprise of a group of European hippie youths when they learned about Truck Art.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
In the late 1980s, the Pakistani government and independent investors began organizing exhibitions abroad. Since then, Pakistan's distinctive folk art is better known. Looking at the car, you can know the specific cultural history of each region in Pakistan.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
This tradition originated in the 1940s, when Sikh religious drivers began to portray their masters and religious figures on cars, to show reverence and pray for peace. After that, they painted more pictures such as landscapes, winged horses, peacocks, fish, grass flowers ...

Colorful trucks in Pakistan
The driver who spends his time painting "pet" is as sophisticated as preparing a bride to go home of her husband. The wooden doors are also sculpted in detail.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
Bruce is one of the first screen icons to be drawn onto trucks in Pakistan. The image of a bright-eyed young man with an angular face brings a fresh breeze in a country full of sun and wind, dust, mountains, and glaciers. Followed by Princess Diana and a series of celebrities moving across the road in the excited eyes of indigenous people and tourists.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
Artist Kafeel Bhai Ghotki is a name that many people in Pakistan will probably mention in the role of developing and upgrading Truck Art. The saying "Kafeel Bhai Ghotki Wally - right hand, left hand, swirling pitcher" appeared behind many cars inspired by cricket that Bhai loved. He has the special ability to throw swirling balls with both hands. Not asking for much money, Bhai lived with passion and sometimes just need a few cups of tea or a simple meal. The artist in him also expressed from Bhai's willingness to refuse an offer with high wages from the French, because he could not sign on his work.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
Above the roof lid, the roof is raised to the front like a wooden porch. Since then, throughout the surface, the artist has been able to compose and fly with his soul. The shape of the circle is red and white, the leaves are green, the grass is dominant with all colors, at first glance it looks confusing. The rearview mirrors are often painted and bordered very carefully. In the southern region of Sindh, the ornaments from camel bone are also very popular. Around the barrel or the front guard, many bells, string beams are hung evenly. When running, tinkling sounds and plastic or fabric tufts flying along the wind make the car more lively.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
Verses and religious stories that are depicted in detail and sophisticated make each truck become a true work of art. Opening the door and entering the cramped space of the cockpit, you will understand why drivers never get bored when each centimeter of space is made beautiful from the steering wheel, seat, glass edge ... Centaur is the image used quite a lot to draw on the back of the truck.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
In addition to trucks, many other vehicles in Pakistan are equally magnificent as buses or trailers. The passenger car with the young man in a traditional shirt among thousands of brown, yellow, red and white brush strokes looks "cinematic" boldly.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
One of the special features in Truck Art is the eyes. They were meticulously painted and very soulful, like the guide lying on either side of the cabin or behind the trunk. The decoration price for a car ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 USD but the drivers do not hesitate to spend because they see the car also has the soul, the patron god. Each drawing, image as a testimony to the belief in religion and when the wheels have started rolling, the most solid support for them is faith.
Colorful trucks in Pakistan
The popularity of Truck Art has crossed the Pakistani border. Dolce & Gabbana has used them in their designs. In 2015 at their concert, the rickshaw was painted in Truck Art style in Milan, Italy and as a backdrop for the collection. In 2006, this styled Australian tram also attracted a lot of attention from locals.

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