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Wilfred Thesiger's party hauling water ...

Wilfred Thesiger's party hauling water ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Wilfred Thesiger's party hauling water from a well in the Wadi al 'Ayn. On the right Hamad [also known as Hamad al Mahri], a tribesman of the Mahra Bedouin, lifts a leather bag of water out of a well. Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands in the near left, behind Hamad, holding on to a rope attached to Hamad's water bag. Behind them other members of the party are also getting water from the well.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi al ‘Ayn
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Mahra; Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 8-16, 1949

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