Standing portrait of two falconers ...

 
Standing portrait of two falconers ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Standing portrait of two falconers in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, with their falcon and its quarry, in the sands surrounding Al Ain. On the left an Arab falconer carries a hooded falcon on a mangalah (cuff) on his arm. On the right Hamad, a tribesman of the Mahra Bedouin, carries a dead MacQueen's Bustard (houbara) by its legs. Each man wears a khanjar (dagger) on a cartridge belt over his thobe (shirt) and a headscarf. In the background a flat plain stretches out to the far horizon behind them.

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
 
2004.130.25307.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Arab; Bedouin Mahra
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
01/12/49

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