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Chhakda

1960

Heritage Transport Museum

Heritage Transport Museum

A Chakkda is an amalgamation of Royal Enfield Bullet Motorbike and a metallic carrier. It is a product of Gujarat’s three wheeler industry. The Chhakda became popular in rural Gujarat at the time when finding the means of transportation was a crucial problem.

In this Chakkda like the other ones, the flourescent colours are combined with abstract designs and the use of colourful laces enhance the rural rustic look. Side panels and back has beautiful designs in floral and geometrical patterns in vibrant colours. Front part is made of bike is heavily decorated with colourful butterfly and flower shape metallic strips.

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  • Title: Chhakda
  • Date: 1960
  • Location: Gujarat, India
  • Physical Dimensions: Wood, metal & rubber, 202cm x 184cm x 340cm
  • Type: Object

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