Rickshaw Art

Rickshaw Art Exhibition
Date: April 18th - 23th, 2014
Venue: National Museum

In Bangladesh, rickshaw art dates back to the 1940s and every conceivable part of the rickshaw is painted. Initially, they were undecorated, but starting in the late 1940s, the faces of movie stars began appearing as decorative motifs on shields at the back of the rickshaws along with a variety of floral paintings. The unique trend of rickshaw art started from Rajshahi and Dhaka in Bangladesh and took its own style in each district. The rickshaw can be decorated to show the driver's religious beliefs and sometimes even a commentary on current social issues. In Bangladesh, rickshaw art is looked down upon by the elite population.

Rickshaw Art Gallery