Full length portrait of three ...

 
Full length portrait of three ...
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Full length portrait of three Awamir Bedouin women at a well near Al Ain. Two women stand beside a third women who squats on the ground. At the centre one woman adjusts the sheila (headscarf) around her head. She is wearing a burqa, a leather or cloth face mask worn by married women. The woman standing also wears a burqa, which she holds in place with her hand. A camel stands in the background.

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
 
2004.130.17664.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City
Cultural Group
 
Bedouin Awamir
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
April 2-6, 1948

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