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View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...

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


View of Wilfred Thesiger's party at a well in the plains below Hamrat ad Duru, during the party's journey from Masruq well to Al Hubi village. Members of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin travelling party gather around a well opening. On the right one man is crouched in the well digging out sand. Behind him on the right Alaiwa bin Lutaiya (right), a tribesman of the Marakhin lineage of Duru Bedouin, stands watching with his hands on his hips. To the left of Alaiwa, Huaishil, a sheikh of the Mahamid lineage of Duru Bedouin, crouches holding a camel stick. He is wearing a light coloured thobe (shirt), topped with a waistcoat, and an embroidered headscarf that partially blocks his face from view.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
Ad Dhahirah Region [Minţaqat az̧ Z̧āhirah]; Masruq - Ad Dakhiliyah Region [Al Minţaqah ad Dākhilīyah]; Al Hubi [Al Ḩubī]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Duru Marakhin; Bedouin Duru Mahamid
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
February 12-22, 1950

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