Truck art dates back to the 1920s when the subcontinent was under British rule. Back then, the indigenous art form was used to decorate carriages belonging to British aristocrats. Thereafter, transport companies employed craftsmen to decorate their vehicles to give them an edge over rivals and attract more clients. The designs took on a greater purpose and significance. They became the pride and joy of truck owners and drivers and an integral part of Pakistan’s culture after Partition.
When it comes pay homage to our heroes or tribute celebrities, Pakistan’s Truck Art is most wide recognition that steps first. We have previously witnessed famous people like cricketer Shahid Afridi, politician Benazir Bhutto, War Hero Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, movie artist Bruce Lee and many more. The last one was Gen. Raheel Sharif, the person who destroyed the terrorists.
However the viral news on social media have a different view. Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau’s portrait IS NOT PAINTED on ANY TRUCK in Pakistan. It was a souvenir ‘Truck Art Portrait’ to Ambassador Canada last year by Mrs. Anjum Rana who is a big fan of tribal art and is the owner of www.TribalTruckArt.net
There are few more art work done at ‘Tribal Truck Art’