Human Powered Rickshaws - Wooden Sculptures

2016

These wooden sculptures are of human powered rickshaws. Made from over 100 laser cut parts each. They are stained and polished to highlight the fibers in the MDF, enhancing its natural appeal. Designed in the signature 'Barsplit' style that makes the structure see-through.

Hand pulled rickshaws were prominent used in Asia during the 19th century.
Now they were replaced by cycle rickshaws which are faster and easier to ride.
The pedicabs in Philippines are called Padyak and have a cycle alongside the carriage.
In Indonesia & Malaysia pedicabs called Beca/Trishaw consists of a cycle at the back pushing the carriage forward.
In Germany pedicabs are called Velotaxis and are equipped with an assisting electric motor.

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