Pakistan's moving art

Many trucks, buses and vans in Pakistan are highly customized and decorated by their owners. These adorned vehicles are considered as moving art, or 'jingle' art.

A small vehicle driver or owner usually pays up to $1,000 to $2,000 for their vehicle's external decoration. This decoration can include structural changes, paintings, calligraphy, ornamental decor, etc, including mirror work on the front and back of the vehicules.

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Commuters travel in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi on January 20, 2013. Many trucks, buses and vans in Pakistan are highly customized and decorated by their owners. These adorned vehicles are considered as moving art, or jingle art, with vehicle owners paying as much as 2,000 USD on decorations. — AFP Photo
Commuters travel in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi on January 20, 2013. Many trucks, buses and vans in Pakistan are highly customized and decorated by their owners. These adorned vehicles are considered as moving art, or jingle art, with vehicle owners paying as much as 2,000 USD on decorations. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan reflected in a truck mirror works on making decorations for trucks and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan reflected in a truck mirror works on making decorations for trucks and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making decorations for trucks and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making decorations for trucks and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making a decorated mirror for a truck, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making a decorated mirror for a truck, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
Pakistani artisans work on making decorations for truck and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
Pakistani artisans work on making decorations for truck and cars, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making a decoration for a truck or car, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A Pakistani artisan works on making a decoration for a truck or car, in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A commuter travels in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A commuter travels in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A passenger talks on his phone while travelling in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo
A passenger talks on his phone while travelling in a decorated minivan in Rawalpindi. — AFP Photo

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