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View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling companions watering camels at a well near Sharjah city during the party's journey from Jabal Sumeini to Sharjah. A number of men and camels crowd around a well. Above the well is a wooden frame made from long branches, and below the opening is reenforced with concrete or rammed earth. Salim bin Ghabaisha, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, stands second from the right, leaning one of the wooden poles. He wears a thobe (long shirt) with the ends tucked into a ball at his waist by his a cartridge belt and has his ghutra (headscarf) wrapped closely around his head.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Sharjah Emirate [Ash Shāriqah]; Sharjah City
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 1-10, 1948

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