08 March 2010

Frosted Jeepney Mirrors and Such

I consider many jeepneys to be in the "Parang Mexican" style. The Galleon Trade sparked a whole wave of artisans who produced ornamentation that was similar to that of the other colony at the time.

Frosted designs on the mirror, with usual padded ceiling.

I've always assumed that influence was more one-way (into the Malay region), but some recent readings (I'll post about the book in the near future) and musings have suggested otherwise. Those speeding by in red, green, white, those pre-sticker-art painted horses and etc. with aluminum accents, those kind of hint at an aesthetic and materials environment (new, plentiful cheap paint or pigment?) of an era gone by.

Look up!

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