Standing portrait of two falconers ...

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


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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
Arab; Bedouin Mahra
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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