Suaid men constructing a house

Suaid men constructing a house
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of the unfinished structure of a raba (house), with the supporting arches formed from bundles of giant reeds, or qasab [phragmites communis], joined together at the top.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
2004.130.13680.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
Iraq
Region
 
[Marshes]; Umm al Malih
Cultural Group
 
Suaid
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
1956

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