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Distant view of booms, large ...

Distant view of booms, large ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Distant view of booms, large double masted dhows (sailboats) built in Kuwait, in the Persian Gulf between Dubai Emirate and Bahrain Island. In the distance a number of booms, sail across a wind-rippled ocean. The two nearest booms fly three sails, the first from the bow, the second from the main mast, and the third from the rear mast. Further beyond another two booms sail into the horizon. Above the ocean the sky is empty of clouds. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.

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
Persian Gulf; Dubai Emirate - Persian Gulf; Bahrain Island
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 18-28, 1948

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