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Close up portrait of Alaiwa ...

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


Close up portrait of Alaiwa bin Lutaiya, a member of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party, sitting in camp near the Wadi Samhan. Alaiwa bin Lutaiya, a tribesman of the Marakhin lineage of Duru Bedouin, sits with his body facing forward and his eyes half-closed. He wears a plain ghutra (headscarf) and a dark thobe (shirt). In the background a shrub grows.

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
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Wadi Samhan
Cultural Group
Bedouin Duru Marakhin
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 12 - February 3, 1950

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