Three-quarter length portrait of Ali ...

 
Three-quarter length portrait of Ali ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Three-quarter length portrait of Ali, a young Iranian sailor, on a dhow (sailboat) in the Persian Gulf between Dubai Emirate and Bahrain Island. A twelve-year-old sailor leans against the poop rail of a dhow, next to a wooden trunk and a knot of rope. He wears a wraparound skirt, a waistcoat over his T-shirt, and has a ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head.
Behind him the sea is a vast expanse of gentle waves. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

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
 
2004.130.17483.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
 
Iranian
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
May 18-28, 1948

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