The Painting In Modern Rickshaws

Tiger Fishing Dhaka, 1986
The Taj or a mosque on a lotus was a popular theme in the 80's. Museum collection panel. Dhaka
A one-off image of probably the rick owner's baby, on Rajshahi ricksha. 1987.
Hindu God
Prays To Allah
Fairies (pori), mythical beings thought to be dangerous to men if encountered at night.
Poet Nazrul & Poet Rabindronath
Parrot Entertainers Rajshahi, 1976

One Actor Two Actress
Saddam & Laden
Pray to Allah
Action Film

"Lal Memsahib" Movie, Museum Collection Panel Rajshahi, 1987
The Dhaka cinema version of the Indian bandit queen, Fulon (Phulan Devi in India), painted on both hood panels on a ricksha. The backboard picture is also movie material. 
Painted seatback upholstery piece with two movie stars, on display in a ricksha supplies shop. Dhaka, 1982. Note the interesting bird framing figures on either side of the picture, a common and beautiful feature of ricksha panels in the early eighties.

Film star Bobita as Nagini, the cobra-transforming sister of Nag, a "mythological" movie. 

ovie material: baddie on left, two "modern" women. Dhaka, 1982. 
This design of medallions with inserted figures, such as the roses shown here, but also peacocks and stars, usually surrounded by stars, flowers, and butterflies, were a major Dhaka hood design in the 1980's into the 90's.


2 comments:

victorysilcana said...

Very good collection of photographs.
A greeting from Spain.

Jose Sinclair said...

very interesting artwork! loud and colorful..

you may like my art:
http://josesinclair.blogspot.com

thanks! jose

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