View of a Manasir Bedouin ...

View of a Manasir Bedouin ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of a Manasir Bedouin encampment in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the central distance a Manasir tent clad in striped woven blankets has been erected alongside a stand of trees and bushes in a wide expanse of sand dotted with vegetation. One man stands bent over inside the tent, while a few goats graze nearby. In the distance a woman shepherds a herd of sheep past a low dune, while in the far distance a pair of camels graze on the scattered vegetation growing in the vast open plain. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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 Khatam
Cultural Group
Bedouin Manasir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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