Truck Art: The Tradition That Inspired Our Bombay Bazaar Collection

Fall brings exciting new arrivals to World Market – among them, the Bombay Bazaar Collection. This assortment of furniture, decor, dinnerware, and other treasures comes from South Asia, an area known for richly colorful and intricate artwork that can be found in the most unexpected places. One unique genre is their truck art. Prevalent in both Pakistan and India, the art of elaborately decorating delivery trucks and buses is unique to the region. Long-distance drivers like to have their trucks painted in styles that remind them of home, and leave no space – interior or exterior – undecorated. Some trucks even have elaborate wood carvings added to their rides, while others opt for political messaging, historical scenes or mirror work. Inspired by the truck art of the region, our buyers chose products that bring a little bit of that wild ride to your home.

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Get this Look: Large Faux Air Plant Pick | Etched Brass Hamsa Trays | Square Marigold Capiz Tealight Candleholders Set Of 2 | Square Blue Capiz Tealight Candleholders Set Of 2

From Truck Art to Living Room Art

If you love the Bombay Bazaar look, but are unsure how to incorporate it into your space, try having a dedicated corner and group Indian decor items together with plants, candles and whatever else you treasure.

Get this Look: Small Hand Painted Wood Trays Set Of 2 | Moroccan Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set Of 4 | Painted Wood Floral Cabinet | 10 Petal Lotus Capiz Tealight Candleholder

Bold and Surprisingly Versatile

Make a statement and introduce a boldly patterned furniture piece to your home. Or try a couple of detailed, psychedelic serving trays to brighten up a plain table. Combine intricate metal knick-knacks with the crazy colorful items for a theme that looks totally pulled together. You’ll be surprised at how easily these beautiful items coordinate with so many styles of contemporary decor.

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Get this Look: Large Hand Painted Wood Tray | Stone Gray Element Mugs Set Of 4 | Mini Hammered Copper Teakettle | Brick Red Floral Fan Print Napkins Set Of 4

5 Comments

  • Betty Lautner

    I love the Bombay collection. I bought a camel head to mount to my wall, and it arrived yesterday
    just as I imagined it ! I own a Bohemian sofa from World Market, and love it. Have had it nearly
    a year and it wears wll….Also bought a hammered circular coffee table in a gold tone, which stores
    all my blankets. I would recommend World Market to anyone looking for unique, and beautiful,
    well-priced, nicely made articles. Just go online to the collection and you’ll find the prices you
    don’t see in the ad.

    • World Market Editorial

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Betty. We are thrilled to have you as part of our World Market family.

  • Ursula Miller

    Agree with earlier comment. Am giving up on trying to find these items that are shown but not linked to prices.

    • Lauren

      Under the pictures there are links next to “Get this Look:” that take you directly to the page showing price and description.

  • Savannah Tuggle

    Nice, but unable to view the price or description of each item

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