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Portrait of a sailor mending ...

Portrait of a sailor mending ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Portrait of a sailor mending a sail on the shore of Dubai Creek. In the left foreground a sailor sews the edge of a length of sail cloth that has been spread out over the sand. On the left behind him a water barrel sits in the sand, while in the background on the right a man stands beside one of the dhows (sailboats) beached in the sand.

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
April 9 - 24, 1949

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