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View of a villager walking ...

View of a villager walking ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of a villager walking past 'arish huts at a Bani Yas settlement in Liwa oasis. On the left 'arish huts sit inside a high fenced enclosure made of palm fronds (locally called saaf). On the right a Bani Yas villager walks past the enclosure across an expanse of sand, while behind him a goat stands on a sand ridge. Behind the settlement a high ridge of sand dunes stretches out across the horizon below a hazy sky. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 1948.

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 Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
Arab Bani Yas
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-29, 1948

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