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Portrait of two Rashid tribesmen ...

Portrait of two Rashid tribesmen ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Portrait of two Rashid tribesmen at an encampment near Bir al Tawil in the Ramlat ar Rabbad. These men are sons of Muhammad, a sheikh of the Rashid Bedouin, with whom Wilfred Thesiger stayed for a few days during his first crossing of the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). The men are sitting in the sand cutting chunks of meat into small pieces. The man on the left is cutting with a large curved dagger, while the man on the right is using a small knife. Resting on the sand in front of them is a woven mat piled high with meat.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Empty Quarter [Rub‘ al Khali]; Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Ramlat ar Rabbad [Ar Rabbāḑ]; Bir al Tawil
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 24-31, 1946

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