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View of two turtle fishermen ...

View of two turtle fishermen ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of two turtle fishermen punting a canoe in the Abu Dhabi islands. Two men stand at the bow and stern of a canoe. They hold turtle fishing spears, the bottoms of which they are using as punting poles. The water surrounding them is clear and calm. In the distance on the far right, a dhow (sailboat) sails past. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's week and a half long sailing trip around the Abu Dhabi Islands with Sheikh Hazaa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Nahyan and their retainers in March 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; Abu Dhabi Region; Abu Dhabi Islands
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
March 14 - April 1, 1948

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