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View of a Bani Yas ...

View of a Bani Yas ...
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

View of a Bani Yas settlement in Liwa oasis. A clump of qassis (sedge) grows on a sand ridge in the central foreground, beyond which low rolling sand dunes stretch out towards a far sand flat. Groves of date palms grow in the depressions between the dunes and across the sand flat. Above the flat a number of 'arish huts occupied by Bani Yas villagers sit high up a steep-sided sand dune in the central distance. In the far distance sand dunes rise high up across the horizon below a cloudless sky. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's journey from Al Ain to Liwa oasis, Al Dhafra and Baynunah sands in November and December 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
 
2004.130.22002.1
Format
 
Film Negative 35mm
Country
 
United Arab Emirates
Region
 
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
 
Arab Bani Yas
Photographer
 
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
Date
 
November 14-29, 1948

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