Horn Please: Embellishment Central

March 13, 2012

Bombay continues to provide me with spicy new discoveries on every visit and this last trip was no exception. I stumbled on Wadi Bunder, a dense residential slum area peppered with truck decorators who were painting, welding, riveting, hanging, carving – anything to sweeten the deal on humble cargo trucks.
 




Truck painting in action at the hand of Battu Varma, who has been using trucks as his canvas since he was 15 years old
 


Diamonds are a truck’s best friend
 

Trunk line door panels
 

Welding custom truck body fittings
 


Carved panels adorn various parts of trucks – both interior and exterior
 

Hanging items accentuate a truck’s movement while delighting the eye
 


Various painters in action at Wadi Bunder
 

Telling it like it is
 
Related posts:
Painted National Pride
Overlap: Intersections of the Desi & Diasporic
Random Specific Indian Street Art Collection on Flickr
And if Indian truck decoration is your thing – check out my London-based, Indian-born buddy Kangan Arora,with her posts from further North.

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Manas March 14, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Amazing captures and Beautiful work!

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