Half length portrait of Huaishil ...

Half length portrait of Huaishil ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Half length portrait of Huaishil and Yasir bin Hamud, two of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions, outside Al Muwaiji Fort in Al Ain. Huaishil, a sheikh of the Mahamid lineage of Duru Bedouin, stands on the left. Yasir bin Hamud, a sheikh of the Junuba Bedouin, stands on the right. Each man wears a light coloured thobe (shirt) and an embroidered headscarf, and both squint into the sun. Behind them the walls of Al Muwaiji Fort run into the distance on the right.

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
 
2004.130.22777.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]; Al Muwaiji Fort [Qasr al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Duru Mahamid; Bedouin Junuba
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 6-9, 1949

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