Sequel to my last post, here is another shot of the transport vehicles:
This deserved a separate post and in color.
Notice something written in Urdu. It says ‘Lal Peri’.
Lal means red and Peri means something with Pers that is with wings. So, Peri would be a Fairy. Just as people name their boats after their loved ones, this man has named his small pick up as ‘Red Fairy’. He would keep it very clean and shiny and decorate it with what ever way he thinks is fit for his Peri.
Next, please notice a rubber shoe (actually a chappal) hanging near the right wheel.
Now, this is culture. Traditionally people think that if something or somebody is too beautiful, others look at it with greed/envy or jealousy. Like an Evil Eye. So, they will degrade the beauty by making it a bit ugly. Kids would be smeared with a black spot on the cheek. They would hang a horse shoe or just a shoe to act as Eye Sore. I think they do not consider this as a Talisman. Just an Eye Sore.
In a broader sense, people respect their place of their work and the tools they use to earn a living. They can become very emotional and sensitive about these practices.
I am sure many can relate to this sort of superstition.
Enjoy. Short taken with Fuji X-E1 and Zeiss 21/4.5 lens.