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View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling ...
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actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's travelling party trekking across a sand dune between near a Bani Yas settlement in Liwa oasis. Four of Wilfred Thesiger's Rashid Bedouin companions walk with their camels in a line in front of a high ridge of sand dotted with a few clumps of vegetation. In the distance beyond a number of 'arish huts occupied by Bani Yas villagers sit high up on a far sand dune. Beneath the settlement groves of date palms grow on the sand flat below. In the far distance sand dunes stretch out 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
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Liwa
Cultural Group
Bedouin Rashid; Arab Bani Yas
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
November 14-29, 1948

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