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Close up portrait of a ...

Close up portrait of a ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Close up portrait of a nakhoda at Dubai Creek. An older man with a grey beard stands in front of two beached dhows in Dubai Creek. He is a nakhoda (captain) of a dhow (sailboat) in Dubai. He wears a patterned ghutra (headscarf) on his head and a light coloured waistcoat over his thobe (long shirt). In the far distance one and two storey houses sit along the opposite bank.

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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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