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 [...]
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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 [...]