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View of a Bedouin woman ...

View of a Bedouin woman ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


View of a Bedouin woman standing outside a tent in Al Muwaiji near Al Muwaiji Fort in Al Ain oasis. In the foreground a Bedouin woman (likely from the Awamir Bedouin) stands at the entrance to a tent. The woman is wearing the burqa face mask that is traditionally worn by married woman and a black veil over her dark clothes, which are embroidered with gold. Behind her the tent is built of woven palm mats and has a door made from tied palm fronds.

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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Ain City; Al Muwaiji [Al Muwaij'i]
Cultural Group
Bedouin Awamir?
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 6-9, 1949

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