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Full length standing portrait of ...

Full length standing portrait of ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Full length standing portrait of a nakhoda at Dubai Creek. An older man with a grey beard stands on a wall in front of Dubai Creek. He is a nakhoda (captain) of a dhow (sailboat) in Dubai. He wears leather sandals on his feet and a light coloured waistcoat over his thobe (long shirt). Behind him two young boys play in the sand beside two beached dhow. In the far distance one and two storey houses sit along the opposite bank.

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
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Dubai Creek
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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