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View of sailors changing the ...

View of sailors changing the ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of sailors changing the sail on a dhow (sailboat) travelling through the Persian Gulf from Dubai to Bahrain Island. A number of sailors work on deck around a large sail that has been tied into a tight roll. In the foreground two men over the sail. Behind them, another two men hold the sail in their arms. Above them a man stands on the cockpit holding a piece of rope, while below another man walks past the cockpit. In the background another man leans on the yard. An empty and calm sea fills the distance behind the dhow. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

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
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 18-28, 1948

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