"Truck art" tradition trundles along in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD They infect a roads and chug along during a snail’s pace, though to their Pakistani owners a precarious trucks are relocating pieces of art, autocratic courtesy with ornate portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

    South Asian “truck art” has spin a tellurian phenomenon, relocating gallery exhibitions abroad and call stores in posh London neighborhoods to sell decorated tiny pieces.

    Yet closer to home some people snarl and exclude to call it “art”.

    For a drivers, a designs that spin decades-old vehicles into relocating murals are mostly about internal pride. Picking a right tone or animal mural is worse than a large hours spent on a road.

    Truck motorist Haji Ali Bahadur, who hails from a genealogical belt adjacent Afghanistan, pronounced immature and yellow have been his colors of choice during 40 years behind a wheel.

    “We, a drivers of Khyber, Mohmand and other genealogical regions like flowers on a corner of a vehicles,” he said. “The people of Swat, South Waziristan and Kashmir segment like portraits of plateau and opposite furious animals.”

    Truck art has spin one of Pakistan’s best famous informative exports and appendage fondle and seat industries have been spawned closer to home.

    With Pakistan’s economy picking adult speed and new roads opening adult trade routes to China, lorry art might shortly find new admirers abroad.

(Reporting by Caren Firouz and Jibran Ahmad; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Darren Schuettler)


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