View of a Manasir Bedouin ...

View of a Manasir Bedouin ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

View of a Manasir Bedouin encampment near Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting camp in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground a wide expanse of sand dotted with two tufts of qassis (sedge) sits in front of a large herd of camels. Behind the camels on the right a Manasir man and girl stand in front of a tent. The tent is clad in large woven mats made from palm fronds. At the far right a pile of gear lies in the sand. In the distance a low sand dune runs along the horizon below a sky streaked with wispy clouds.

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
 
2004.130.22093.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Manasir
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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