View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing ...
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's sailing companions aboard a dhow (sailboat) in the Abu Dhabi islands. A number of men and boys rest on the deck of a sailing boat. At the centre a man stands at the stern of the boat, leaning on the high bars of the boat's frame. Behind him, a boy sits on top of the frame, looking out into the distance. In the foreground at the left, a young boy wears a large check patterned headscarf. On the right a man sits next to an array of rigging. More men rest on the deck of the boat, covered with cloths as a protection from the strong sun. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 1948.

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; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 17 - April 1, 1948

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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