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Portrait of an Bedouin falconer ...

Portrait of an Bedouin falconer ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of an Bedouin falconer, a member of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, in Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. A young Bedouin man with a short moustache bends over a rolled cloth lying at his feet in the foreground. He wears a light coloured thobe (long shirt) and a patterned ghutra (headscarf) tied around his head with an 'agal (head rope). Behind him a vast flat plain dotted with few scattered clumps of vegetation runs into the far distance. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.

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 Khatam
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
December 20, 1948 - January 27, 1949

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