4 Jan 2014

Pakistani Decorated Truck Display in Germany Museum

In a picture taken on October 4, 2010 a truck painter adds the finishing touches to the bodywork of a truck in Rawalpindi. Colourful and intricately painted trucks are a tradition in Pakistan. The practice of decorating trucks has its roots in the days of the raj when craftsmen made colourful horse drawn carriages for the gentry. Different regions developed their own styles over time and some decorations served as reminders of home for drivers on long journeys. Although Pakistan is often described as a nation of low economic status, large amounts of money will change hands to decorate trucks. Workshop owner Noor, 58, has been painting trucks for 43 years and one of his trucks is displayed in a museum in Germany.
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In this photograph taken on November 22, 2013, a Pakistani truck painter adds the finishing touches to the bodywork of a truck in Karachi.
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