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Full length portrait of three ...

Full length portrait of three ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Full length portrait of three Awamir Bedouin women at a well near Al Ain. Two women stand beside a third women who squats on the ground. At the centre one woman adjusts the sheila (headscarf) around her head. She is wearing a burqa, a leather or cloth face mask worn by married women. The woman standing also wears a burqa, which she holds in place with her hand. A camel stands in the background.

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 Ain City
Cultural Group
Bedouin Awamir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
April 2-6, 1948

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