Rickshaw, a three wheeler passenger cart pulled by one man usually carrying two passengers, is one of the principal means of transport in the urban areas of Bangladesh. With the improvement of road communication throughout the country, rickshaw has now found its way into rural areas as well.

Unlike in all Southeast Asian countries, rickshaws in Bangladesh have a lasting foothold. It has established itself with dominance unmatched by other modes of transport. Rickshaws of Dhaka city alone is a source of income for nearly three million people.

Rickshaw Art decorative art of rickshaws, which may be extended to cover all rickshaw decoration, from painted backboards and rear side panels to cut-outs appliquE9d on to hoods and brass vases replete with plastic or paper flowers. In recent years, Rickshaw Art has been elevated as a form of essentially Bangladeshi folk art and has garnered worldwide popularity.