Combining more than 1000 brilliantly coloured photographs, videos, music and text, this CD-ROM documents a distinctive folk art of urban Bangladesh. The owners of rickshas (conventionally known as 'rickshaws' in English) personalize their vehicles with elaborate paintings that incorporate geometric motifs, drawings of animals, mythic and religious themes, and pictures of movie stars. Ricksha art is an expression of the fondest desires in men's hearts - for wealth, sex, power, one's village home, religious blessings, and consumer goods.

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Onsite

Location code CD.000855
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2008

Video format

CD-ROM

No of copies

1

Content type

artwork documentation

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Transports of Delight: The Ricksha Arts of Bangladesh