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Posted on 5/27/2009 02:51:00 PM

Colorful Decorated Vehicles in Pakistan

Pakistan, the country today is known for terrorism and extremism but it has beautiful culture and lovely people. In this post we are discussing wondorous truck and bus decoration of art of Pakistan. This extraordinary tradition has it’s routes in the days of the Raj when craftsmen made glorious horse draw carriages for the gentry. In the 1920’s the Kohistan bus company asked the local Michaelangelo, Ustad Elahi Buksh, a master craftsmen to decorate their buses to attract passengers. Buksh employed a community of artists from the Punjab town of Chiniot, who’s ancestors had worked on many great palaces and temples dating back to the Mogal Empire.

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 to metal, tinsel, plastic and reflective tape. Within the last few years trucks and buses have been further embellished with full lighting systems.

Via Peter Grant

Viewing deck of a truck with colorful painting.

Driver cabin is also custom designed and very colourful.

Customized design of front bumper of Hino truck.

Paintings are common at rear side of trucks.

An artisan painting a truck.

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anney on May 31, 2009, 10:13:00 PM  

Beautifully adorned! I love how colorful they are.

Hino Trucks on Dec 1, 2009, 1:28:00 PM  

They must take ages to paint like that the effect is stunning!

Mohsinfancy on Jan 28, 2011, 6:23:00 PM  

Loving the Last Zoomed image of missile...