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Close up portrait of tribesman ...

Close up portrait of tribesman ...
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Close up portrait of tribesman of the Duru Bedouin sitting in a camp near the Wadi Samhan. A middle-aged tribesman of the Duru Bedouin with a long thick beard sits facing forward on the ground, leaning his arm across his knee. His plain ghutra (headscarf) is loosely held in place by a frayed 'agal (head rope) and he wears a khanjar (dagger) over his thobe (shirt). In the background a shrub grows.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi Samhan
Cultural Group
Bedouin Duru
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 12 - February 3, 1950

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