The Truck art of Pakistan is unique in world with a distinct style all of it’s own. A Typical truck on the road in Pakistan, either taking passengers from one place to another or transporting goods, have been decorated by their owners, putting in a lot of effort with an amazing level of detail. It was not long before truck owners followed suite with their own designs. Through the years the materials used have developed from wood and paint [...]
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Famous W11 Bus Standing at its Last Stop Kameri. Looking at this picture, I can the these buses are the king of karachi road.No one can beat these buses in art, craft decoration. Funny thing this buses are king in Racing also No other bus can win form them .. Out Standing Decoration on W11 Bus | Photo Credit: Mohsin Fancy W11 Standing at its Last Stop | Photo Credit: Mohsin Fancy W11 Stand at kameri bus stop | Photo [...]
This soil has produced art since people started living here. With the advent of transportation as a business the people of this region used their art to make their vehicles more attractive. Even in 1920′s, competing transportation companies used to hire craftsmen to embellish and decorate their buses to draw travelers. A plan was a winner and the passengers just could not help but stare at the skillfully decorated trucks while purchasing the tickets. The more attractive a painting, the [...]
At least one website gives following history of bus/truck painting in Pakistan and quotes it to one Peter Grant. The extraordinary tradition of decorating trucks has its roots in the days of the raj when craftsmen made glorious horse drawn carriages for the gentry. In the 1920s the Kohistan Bus Company asked the master craftsman Ustad Elahi Bakhsh to decorate their buses to attract passengers. Bukhsh employed a company of artists from the Punjab town of Chiniot, who’s ancestors had [...]